Finnix, the LiveCD for system administrators
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Finnix is free software, and contains many programs distributed under a variety of open source licenses.


All of the software written specifically to assemble and run Finnix are released under open source licenses, primarily Mozilla Public License 2.0 as of 2021. Individual code files should have copyright declarations at the top with more information.


Finnix is based on Debian Linux. All packages included from Debian are Free according to the terms of the Debian Free Software Guidelines.

Source distribution


The source to all packages developed by Finnix, or Debian packages modified by Finnix when needed, are available at the following locations:


All Debian packages' sources are available via the Debian mirrors. To easily download the source to a particular package, go to, where package is the name of the package you wish to download.

If a specific version to a package no longer appears on the Debian mirrors, then it has been moved to

Historical release sources

Complete sources for all Finnix releases are archived online at, from release 0.03 in 2000 through current. If you cannot download full release sources, these can be made available for anyone who requests them, in CD format, via postal mail, for a nominal charge. If you only require one or two source packages, Finnix can work with you to send a copy of individual packages electronically.


While the Finnix software itself is governed by copyright via open source licenses, the Finnix name and mark itself is a registered trademark of Ryan Finnie and assigned to Velociraptor Aerospace Dynamics, a Nevada limited liability company. You may use the Finnix logo to discuss/promote Finnix, as long as you comply with the Logo Display Guidelines.

Web Site

The text content of this wiki is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license, and you are free to use its contents for any purpose within the rights granted by the license. Any content submitted to this wiki will likewise be licensed under the Creative Commons license. In addition, by submitting content to this wiki, you grant Ryan Finnie a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use the content outside the scope of the Creative Commons license. This grant does not diminish your copyright of submitted content, nor does it supersede the rights to redistribute and modify granted by the Creative Commons license.