An operating system for x86, written mostly in C with minor parts in assembly language. For more details on the background to the project and the full history etc, please see our web site.
Note: If you just want to try things out, go straight to the Releases page and download an
.iso file that you can run in whichever VM software you like (VirtualBox, Parallels, VMware, etc).
To build the system from source, use the following approach. (Requires Vagrant and VirtualBox to be pre-installed.)
$ git clone ... && cd chaos $ vagrant up $ vagrant ssh $ rake $ rake install
If all goes well, this should give you an
.iso file as output. For more details, consult our web site.
(The license we use is commonly known as the BSD license, without advertising clause (also known as "3-clause"). Some subdirectories in this directory may still contain references to the GPL since this is the license we used previously. However, the code can now be used under the BSD license - to the best of our knowledge, all major copyright holders have agreed to this license change. If you hold the copyright to some of the code herein and are in disagreement to this, please notify us immediately and we will work something out.)
The code in the following directories/files are to be treated as licensed under the GNU GPL since they are derivates of code from the Linux kernel:
- libraries/string/inlines.h (should be fixed).
- storm/x86/cpuid.c (should be rewritten so the whole kernel can be used under the BSD license).
We encourage code that is written for chaos (servers, programs, libraries) to use the license below. This license allows us, and anyone else for that matter, to use your code freely, incorporate it in future versions of chaos and similar. However, unlike with the GNU GPL, we don't force this choice upon you. The freedom is yours. Use it wisely.
chaos License (3-clause BSD)
Copyright © 1999-2000, 2006-2007, 2013, 2015-2017 chaos development.
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
- Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
- Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
- Neither the name of chaos development nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
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License for storm/x86/compiler_rt
Copyright © 2009-2013 by the contributors listed in CREDITS.TXT
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
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