1.2. The Goal of Pocket Linux

The purpose of Pocket Linux is to support and encourage people who wish to build a GNU/Linux system from nothing but source code. It is not intended to be a full featured system, but rather to give the reader a taste of what is involved in building an operating system from source code. After completing the Pocket Linux system the reader should have enough knowledge to confidently build almost any project using only source code. Given this direction we can put a few constraints on the project.