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The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems. It is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software.

The Linux kernel is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) (plus some firmware images with various non-free licenses[citation needed]), and is developed by contributors worldwide. Day-to-day development discussions take place on the Linux kernel mailing list.

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