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- Created 2012-02-26
used by Linux-based operating systems. It is a prominent example of
free and open source software
The Linux kernel is released under the
GNU General Public License
version 2 (GPLv2) (plus some
with various non-free licenses), and is developed by contributors worldwide. Day-to-day development discussions take place on the
Linux kernel mailing list
The Linux kernel was initially conceived and created in 1991 by
. Linux rapidly accumulated developers and users who adapted code from other
projects for use with the new operating system. The Linux kernel has received contributions from thousands of programmers.
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Greg Kroah Hartman on the Linux Kernel at youtube
Linux-libre project - Maintains and distributes fully free kernel
Regressions for each of recent versions
Linus' kernel tree for 2.6
Kernel Newbies Site - Excellent source of information for people new to kernel
Linux Kernel man pages
Linux Kernel documentation index
Comparison of operating system kernels
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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