BLAG Linux and GNU

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Developer Brixton Linux Action Group
OS family Unix-like, Linux-libre, free software
Working state Current[1]
Initial release 2002; 16 years ago (2002)
Latest release 140000 / May 4, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-05-04)
Latest preview 240000
Update method rolling release
Package manager dnf
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux-libre)
Userland GNU
Default user interface GNOME (will switch to MATE upon release of BLAG 240000)
License FSDG
Official website

BLAG Linux and GNU is a Linux distribution made by the Brixton Linux Action Group.[2]

BLAG is a single-CD distro with applications desktop users "expect" from a desktop including multimedia, graphics, desktop internet applications and more. BLAG also includes a collection of server packages. BLAG is based on Fedora plus updates, adds apps from Dag, Dries, Freshrpms, NewRPMS, and includes custom packages.[3][4]

BLAG is one of the few operating systems listed as a completely free software distribution by the Free Software Foundation.[5]


The first public release of BLAG was 22 October 2002. The latest stable release, BLAG 140k, is based on Fedora 14, and was released on 4 May 2011. In October 2014 Blag 200000 was released in alpha form.[6]

As of May 2016 Distrowatch still listed BLAG as "active", although the developer roadmap was a blank page.[7] [8] Planning for BLAG 240000 had commenced in January 2016.[9]

The script used in BLAG for cleaning the kernel from non-free blobs shipped in it by default was used as a base for the Linux-libre set of scripts.[10]

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  1. ^ "develop blag". Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Fedora-based single-CD distro goes gold". eWeek. Ziff Davis Enterprise Holdings Inc. 2006-07-14. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  3. ^ Magic Banan (2008-05-26). "Interview with Jeff Moe: BLAG, linux-libre and More". Archived from the original on 27 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  4. ^ "BLAG updates its Fedora-based distro". Ziff Davis Enterprise Holdings Inc. 2006-10-05. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Free GNU/Linux distributions". Free Software Foundation, Inc. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  6. ^ DistroWatch. "Development Release: BLAG Linux And GNU 200000 Alpha ( News)". Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  7. ^ DistroWatch. " BLAG Linux And GNU". Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  8. ^ BLAG. "BLAG Roadmap". Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "BLAG". Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Bruce Byfield (2008-08-01). "Linux-libre project meets rocky reception". SourceForge, Inc. 

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