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

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

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

On this penultimate day of July 2021, as usual at the end of each month, we bring you this little compendium, of some of the most featured publications of that period.

So that they can review (see, read and share) some of the best and most relevant information, news, tutorials, manuals, guides and releases, both our own and from other reliable sources, such as the web DistroWatch Free Software Foundation (FSF) Open Source Initiative (OSI) and Linux Foundation (LF).

Introduction of the Month

With this monthly compilation, we hope as usual, they can more easily keep up to date in the field of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, and other areas related to technological news.

Posts of the Month

Summary of July 2021

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Top 10 recommended posts from July 2021

  1. EDuke32: How to install and play Duke Nukem 3D on GNU / Linux? (See)
  2. Deepin follows the steps of Windows 11 and Android apps can be installed through its Store. (See)
  3. A vulnerability in KVM allows code execution outside the guest system on AMD processors. (See)
  4. IT Director: The art of managing a Technology and Systems Unit. (See)
  5. GitHub Copilot, an artificial intelligence assistant for writing code. (See)
  6. Photocall TV, an interesting option to watch DTT anywhere. (See)
  7. CBL-Mariner, Microsoft's Linux distribution reaches version 1.0. (See)
  8. Heretic and Hexen: How to Play "Old School" Games on GNU / Linux? (See)
  9. Steam Deck, Valve's console to compete with the Switch. (See)
  10. Musique: Renewed and alternative music player for GNU / Linux. (Watch)

Outside FromLinux

July 2021 GNU / Linux Distros Releases According to DistroWatch

  • Siduction 21.2.0: 2021-07-28
  • MX Linux 21 Beta 1: 2021-07-29
  • Linux Lite 5.6 RC1: 2021-07-28
  • Grml 2021.07: 2021-07-26
  • Haiku R1 Beta 3: 2021-07-26
  • GParted Live 1.3.1-1: 2021-07-23
  • Kaisen Linux 1.7: 2021-07-23
  • UBports 16.04 OTA-18: 2021-07-14
  • Tails 4.20: 2021-07-13
  • EuroLinux 8.3: 2021-07-13
  • Solus 4.3: 2021-07-11
  • EasyNAS 1.0.0: 2021-07-11
  • ExTiX 21.7: 2021-07-10
  • T2 SDE 21.7: 2021-07-09
  • Linux Mint 20.2: 2021-07-09
  • Porteus 5.0 RC3: 2021-07-08
  • Proxmox 7.0 "Virtual Environment": 2021-07-06
  • VzLinux 8.4: 2021-07-05

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

Latest News from the Free Software Foundation (FSF)

  • 01-07-2021 - FSF takes the next step in its commitment to improve board governance: As first announced in April, the board of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has been undertaking a series of actions to strengthen and modernize the foundation's governance structure and processes. The goal of these efforts is to better prepare the organization for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. (See)
  • 20-07-2021 - Freedom advances: A review of the history of the FSF: Today we launched the FSF history timeline page that shows a clear overview of the organization's milestones, such as when GPLv3 was released, or when the first LibrePlanet conference took place. All of these pages have links that will take you deeper into the rabbit hole to increase your knowledge of the historical work of the FSF and the free software movement in general. (See)

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

Latest News from the Open Source Initiative (OSI)

  • 09-07-2021 - Practical Information on Open Source (POSI): Our CFP for Practical Open Source Information (POSI) has been open for a month and we are planning a one-time, half-day event targeting organizations and individuals who are often overlooked in community programming and looking for information on what the use of open source means in practice, from speakers with extensive experience in the field. (See)
  • 23-06-2021 - What does Copilot mean for open source?: Everyone has been talking about GitHub's recently announced Copilot tool, a new AI-powered code assistant. So we started by asking ourselves, "Is this tool a net positive for the open source community?" The answer is "Maybe", but with a few caveats. In addition to its large community of pragmatic contributors (many of whom do not specify any license, much less an open source license), GitHub has in many ways become the default place where open source communities work together. That unique position carries some inherent responsibility. (See)

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

Latest News from the Linux Foundation Organization (FL)

  • A new event focused on creating cybersecurity in the software supply chain is announced: We are delighted to offer the community a new event where people can learn directly from the experts who have been working on fixing these vulnerabilities for almost a decade, to find out how to better protect their supply chain and mitigate a potential disaster. (See)
  • Linux Foundation - Networking (LFN) adds new members in business and government ecosystems to support open 5G super blueprint initiative: The LFN facilitating collaboration and operational excellence in open source networking projects today announced that seven new member organizations have joined the community to collaborate on the 5G Super Blue Print initiative. (See)

To learn more about each of these news and others, click on the following links: Blog, Project news y Press releases.

Summary: Various publications

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In short, we hope that is "small and useful news compendium " with the highlights inside and outside the blog «DesdeLinux» for the month of «julio» 2021 year, be very useful for the whole «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux».

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