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

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

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

On this penultimate day of February 2021, we hope that our large and growing global community of readers and visitors has passed until today, a happy, prosperous, healthy, successful and blessed tiempo, while enjoying all of our informative news and technological that we have offered related to the Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, mainly.

And as usual, today 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 that ends.

Introduction of the Month

This 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 February 2021

Inside FromLinux

The good

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Dogecoin Wallets: How to install the official Wallets on GNU / Linux?

The bad

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Two greats are ready to face each other and the prize is our data

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Kobalos, a malware that steals SSH credentials on Linux, BSD and Solaris
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The Raspberry Pi Foundation secretly installed a Microsoft repository

The interesting

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Betting on open source means giving up the monopoly on commercial exploitation
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OWASP and OSINT: More on Cybersecurity, Privacy and Anonymity

Other recommended posts from February 2021

  • Ethical Hacking: Free and open applications for your GNU / Linux Distro. (See)
  • Rexuiz, Trepidaton and Smokin 'Guns: 3 More FPS Games for GNU / Linux. (See)
  • GAFAM Open Source: Technological Giants in favor of Open Source. (See)
  • Dogecoin Slumps, Falls 23% As Elon Musk Criticizes DOGE List. (See)
  • Pluto TV: will premiere five new free channels. (See)
  • A dependency attack allows code execution at PayPal, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Uber and 30 other companies. (See)

Outside FromLinux

February 2021 Distros Releases

  • Mageia 8: 2021-02-26
  • Kali Linux 2021.1: 2021-02-24
  • GeckoLinux 999.210221: 2021-02-22
  • FreeBSD 13.0-BETA3: 2021-02-21
  • Netrunner 21.01: 2021-02-20
  • Mabox Linux 21.02: 2021-02-20
  • pfSense 2.5.0: 2021-02-17
  • Tiny Core Linux 12.0: 2021-02-17
  • Q4OS 3.14: 2021-02-16
  • Slackware Linux 15.0 Alpha 1: 2021-02-16
  • Devuan GNU + Linux 3.1.0: 2021-02-15
  • Siduction 21.1.0: 2021-02-15
  • FreeBSD 13.0-BETA2: 2021-02-13
  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2: 2021-02-13
  • Finnix 122: 2021-02-09
  • PCLinuxOS 2021.02: 2021-02-07
  • Mageia 8 RC: 2021-02-06
  • Ubuntu 20.04.2: 2021-02-04
  • EndeavorOS 2021.02.03: 2021-02-03
  • Solus 4.2: 2021-02-03

To find out more about each of these releases, click on the following link.

Latest News from the Free Software Foundation (FSF)

  • 03/02/2021 - Thank you for your generous support as we advance freedom: Lhe Free Software Foundation (FSF) officially ended its annual membership drive on January 18, with 487 of the 500 new members it hoped to gain. However, they have continued to receive new member sign-ups in the mail. So they consider to have reached their goal of 500 new members. And for that reason, they hope to continue to be in a strong position to do their job in 2021. (See)
  • 10/20/2021 - Celebrate Free Software Day on February 14 by staying connected: Given that the artisanal communication tools offered by Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux do not come with ties, that is, they are a simple and perfect gift, shared with an absolute commitment of generosity and respect; The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has chosen the theme of "staying connected" for its Free Software Love Day celebration, which takes place every year on February 14, Valentine's Day, and we want to! that you share the love! (See)
  • 11/02/2021 - LibrePlanet, the main Free Software conference in the world, is approaching: The Free Software Foundation informs that, at the next LibrePlanet event, two great days of talks are planned, with more than forty speakers from around the world, on March 20 and 21, 2021, and that is why they require the help of Volunteers, as there is a lot of work to be done and volunteer participation remains crucial to the success of the event. They report that, there are two main functions that they need to cover with Volunteers and these are: Room Monitors and IRC Moderators and Voice Chat. (See)

Latest News from the Open Source Initiative (OSI)

  • 01/02/2021 - The OSI and its friends in the virtual FOSDEM: FOSDEM is a free and open source community event that has moved to the Internet in its 21st year. This year's event will be a bit different, but the positive side is that you have the option to participate at home, without the need to travel. This year's talks are all prerecorded, and speakers will be online to answer questions right after the initial broadcast. If you want to participate in the live conversation, you will have to join the conference in real time. (See)
  • 04/20/2021 - The evolution of the OSI as a workplace: OSI informs that due to its great growth in recent years, it is in a reorganization process, where it seeks to see itself and be an organization like other formal and constituted ones, that is, as a positive and healthy workplace, where your workers have daily activities and can be successful without being exhausted. So they aspire to go from one full-time person to two or even three full-time employees in the next few years. (See)
  • 09/02/2021 - Modernization of our mission statement: OSI reports that they have reworked their mission statement, meaning that while their main objectives remain unchanged, their future focus activities will now go beyond licensing approval. They will remain stewards of the Open Source Definition (Open Source Definition - OSD), but they will also look for other ways to support, grow and maintain the open source ecosystem. (See)

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As usual, we hope is "useful little summary" with the highlights inside and outside the blog «DesdeLinux» for the month of «Febrero» 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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