All of us who live daily and passionate in the GNU / Linux world, either, as daily or frequent Users of the same, as IT Professionals and / or Developers related to it, we recognize big, important and essential what is it currently GNU / Linux, as part of World of Free Software and Open Source, in areas such as supercomputing, data centers (servers), scientific research and other equal or more important.
However, a GNU / Linux and Operating system It still has a long way to go to conquer in a majority way the desktop environment of ordinary citizens' computers, both at home and in the office. While, younger Free Software and Open Source projects such as Cryptocurrencies have had a tremendous boom this last decade, since the invention of the Bitcoin. Consequently, one might ask: What could be done to take advantage of the Cryptocurrency boom in favor of GNU / Linux?
In this post we will not comment technical or financial details about CryptocurrenciesHowever, for those who might be interested in these topics, we have previous posts that we recommend reading, and among those are the following in chronological order:
Yes, you have already read these and / or other of our publications related to the Crypto World, or you know the subject, and the FinTech I DeFi, surely you know of the boom and the current importance that the Bitcoin has, next to the Blockchain Technology in our modern age and society.
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Crypto: Free and open world
How could the Crypto World make GNU / Linux bigger?
Entering the subject that interests us, it is good to emphasize again that, Cryptocurrencies are a by-product of the philosophy of free and open development, as:
"The source code of cryptocurrencies is usually open and free, thus guaranteeing the possibility of a permanent audit of the software and therefore ensuring that fraudulent actions are not carried out with them or on their support platforms (Blockchain / Blockchain) , which are nothing more than a decentralized accounting book in which transactions are recorded publicly or semi-publicly and where balances are not associated with users, but with the addresses they control.". Crypto-Anarchism: Free Software and Technological Finance, The Future?
Consequently, and by logical deduction, if so many communities of people, companies and even countries have begun to migrate, both their commercial activities, their wealth (funds) and quite possibly even their «National Fiat currencies» these decentralized technologies and digital crypto assets:
Wouldn't it be logical that GNU / Linux also goes in this direction?
But how could that be?
Surely many, including myself, could have an idea or proposal, depending on the level of knowledge of said field of the technology and financeHowever, uniting precisely these 2 areas it would not be strange that, at some point, the Community (Users, Organizations and / or outstanding Foundations) that orbits around GNU / Linux, And the Free software and Open Source could have a Official crypto asset, that complies with all the necessary measures of Security, Privacy, Anonymity, Freedom and Effectiveness that its members demand or expect.
Certainly, many of us know that relevant people from the GNU / Linux World like Richard Stallman does not have a positive view when they mix Cryptocurrencies + Governments, and we know very well about its favorable position towards free digital payment technology call GNU thalers, which does not encourage or privilege the use of Free and open crypto assets, but prolongs the use of antiquated, proprietary and closed «Fiat Monetary Systems». Read more about GNU / Taler here.
However, in short, I am usually one of those who believe that a Official cryptocurrency for our Community could facilitate and promote among users, communities and organizations, aspects such as:
- Donations and project financing.
- Compensation or payments for tasks / aids / services / applications.
- The promotion and massification of the GNU / Linux Distros.
Surely, "The who" and "The how"It will be something very interesting to see how it happens. Meanwhile, time will continue to advance, technology along with it, and surely if the Blockchain Technology ends up succeeding in the global financial world, it would not be strange to see in a few years, not just many "National cryptocurrencies" But also a Official crypto asset for our Community.
We hope this "useful little post" about how can
«El Mundo Cripto» help grow
«Mundo GNU/Linux» in unconquered spaces, making it more popular, profitable and essential; 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
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