January 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

January 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

January 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

Today ends this first month of the current year, and we hope that our great global community readers and visitors, have had a happy, prosperous, healthy, successful and blessed January 2021, in addition to enjoying all the informative news and technological that we have offered related to the Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, mainly.

And so today, as usual in the Blog FromLinux, we bring this little summary, of some of the most featured publications of the month, that is, the most relevant news, tutorials, manuals and guides of the current period.

Introduction of the Month

East Monthly summary, as many of you already know, its purpose is to provide useful little grain of sand for all our readers, especially for those who did not manage to see, read and share them in a timely manner. But that, in the same way, they want to keep up to date through our publications related to the Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, and other areas related to technological news.

Posts of the Month

Summary of January 2021

Inside FromLinux

The good

  • Git 2.30 has already been released and these are its news
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Git 2.30 has already been released and these are its news
  • Deepin 20.1: New version available with notable and useful changes
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Deepin 20.1: New version available with notable and useful changes
  • BleachBit 4.2.0 Comes with Cleaners for Zoom, Pale Moon, and More
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BleachBit 4.2.0 Comes with Cleaners for Zoom, Pale Moon, and More

The bad

  • A vulnerability was discovered in Zyxel network devices
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A vulnerability was discovered in Zyxel network devices

  • NMAP is incompatible with Fedora due to its license
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NMAP is incompatible with Fedora due to its license
  • Vulnerabilities found in Dnsmasq allowed for spoofing content in the DNS cache
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Vulnerabilities found in Dnsmasq allowed for spoofing content in the DNS cache

The interesting

  • BusyBox 1.33 comes with base32, support for caching and more
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BusyBox 1.33 comes with base32, support for caching and more
  • RPCS3: PS2021 Cross-Platform Emulator First Update 3
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RPCS3: PS2021 Cross-Platform Emulator First Update 3
  • Crow Translate 2.6.2: New version available of the useful translator for Linux
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Crow Translate 2.6.2: New version available of the useful translator for Linux

Other recommended posts from January 2021

  • Serenity OS: A modern Unix-like Distro with classic '90s interface (See)
  • aryalinux: Another interesting Distro built under Linux From Scratch (See)
  • Awesome Open Source: Interesting website in favor of Open Source (See)
  • PrivacyTools: A valuable and useful website for online privacy (See)
  • Juggernaut, Sphinx and Status: Interesting instant messaging apps (See)
  • DeFi: Decentralized Finance, Open Source Financial Ecosystem (See)
  • Raspberry Pi Pico: the new reduced and cheap SBC (See)
  • snort 3: It comes with a total redesign and these news (See)

Outside FromLinux

Distros Releases January 2021

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 RC: 2021-01-01
  • Slackel 7.4 "Openbox": 2021-01-01
  • September 2021: 2021-01-02
  • ExTiX 21.1: 2021-01-04
  • Puppy Linux 7.0 "Slacko": 2021-01-04
  • Emmabuntüs DE4 Alpha 2: 2021-01-04
  • Elive 3.8.18 (Beta): 2021-01-07
  • Linux Mint 20.1: 2021-01-08
  • Alpine Linux 3.13.0: 2021-01-14
  • KaOS 2021.01: 2021-01-14
  • GhostBSD 21.01.15: 2021-01-16
  • Redcore Linux 2101 Beta: 2021-01-22
  • Qubes OS 4.0.4 RC2: 2021-01-24
  • XigmaNAS 12.2.0.4: 2021-01-24
  • Tails 4.15: 2021-01-26
  • Zentyal Server 7.0: 2021-01-26
  • NomadBSD 1.4 RC1: 2021-01-27
  • Clonezilla Live 2.7.1-22: 2021-01-28
  • OPNsense 21.1: 2021-01-28
  • GParted Live 1.2.0-1: 2021-01-28

Latest News from the Free Software Foundation (FSF)

  • 15/01/2021 - FSF 35th Anniversary Celebration - Stories from the Licensing and Compliance Laboratory: Since 2001, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) Licensing and Compliance Lab has provided the legal force to defend free software, and has supported software users, programmers, legal professionals, and activists who want their software remains free. (See)
  • 11/012021 - See «Fight to repair», demand the right to repair: "Fight to Repair" is an animated video from the Free Software Foundation (FSF) about two free software engineers rushing to fix a life-threatening problem with a vehicle's autopilot code. Getting a fix for the bug is just the first step on their journey, leading them to take on the malicious proprietary software corporation DeceptiCor, culminating in a high-speed motorcycle chase. (See)

Latest News from the Open Source Initiative (OSI)

  • 19/01/2021 - The SSPL is not an open source license: We have seen several companies abandon their original dedication to the open source community by switching their core products from an open source license, one approved by the Open Source Initiative, to a fauxpen code license. The distinctive feature of a fauxpen code license is that those who made the change claim that their product is still "open" under the new license, but the new license has actually removed the rights of users. (See)
  • 15/01/2021 - LCA: Catch the talks of the OSI staff and the community: Linux.conf.au (aka LCA) is a delightful Australia-based community conference that will enter its 22nd year in 2021. The volunteer-led event is known for being deeply technical on topics ranging from the inner workings of the Linux kernel to the inner workings of dealing with communities. This year's event takes place January 23-25 ​​and is digital and accessible to everyone, whether you live "downstairs" or not. (See)

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Conclusion

As usual, we hope this "useful little summary" with the highlights inside and outside the blog «DesdeLinux» for the month of «Enero» 2021 year, is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of and for «GNU/Linux».

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