Replicant is a fully free Android distribution running on several devices.
The software included in Replicant is free software that is owned by various copyright holders and released under various free software licenses. For more infos, please refer to the source code of each software component.
Most of Android is licensed freely under the Apache License 2.0. The Linux core is mostly Free Software under the GPLv2. However, there are numerous components of the default software stack on the devices that are proprietary software. Most notably, nearly any component that touches the hardware directly is proprietary software.
We are not experts in embedded devices; we are just enthusiastic hackers that are giving a try.
Replicant was founded by four people: Bradley M. Kuhn, Aaron Williamson, Graziano Sorbaioli, Denis ‘GNUtoo’ Carikli.