linux-libre - the free kernel

The Linux Kernel source, as released by Linus on kernel.org, contains deliberately obfuscated code and binary blobs (to support some hardware devices) to which no source code is available.

Some distributions remove the proprietary code.

For those wishing to roll their own kernel (The Linode library has great tutorials on this), without the non-free code, the Free Software Foundation Latin America (FSFLA) release a version of the Kernel that is 100% free.

http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/li … ex.en.html">http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linux-libre/index.en.html

I have compiled the most recent version which I am currently running on my Linode now 8)

3 Replies

> This is generally not something people should do on any system that will be used for production purposes.

No, not usually :!: This is for the hobbyists and GNU hippies.

This is generally not something people should do on any system that will be used for production purposes.

Wait - we're supposed to be paying for the linux kernel now?

OMG no wonder the IRS is monitoring everyone's online transactions.

Reply

Please enter an answer
Tips:

You can mention users to notify them: @username

You can use Markdown to format your question. For more examples see the Markdown Cheatsheet.

> I’m a blockquote.

I’m a blockquote.

[I'm a link] (https://www.google.com)

I'm a link

**I am bold** I am bold

*I am italicized* I am italicized

Community Code of Conduct