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How To Make Money With Free Software

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the coin-of-the-realm dept.

The Almighty Buck 81

bmsleight writes "The Dutch Ministry of Finance organized an architecture competition to design not a building, but rather the new 5-Euro commemorative coin. The theme was 'Netherlands and Architecture'. The winning design was made 100% with free software, mainly Python, but also including The Gimp, Inkscape, Phatch, and Ubuntu. The design is amazing — the head of Queen Beatrix is made up of the names of architects based on their popularity in Yahoo searches (rendered in a font of the artist's own devising). In the end the artist, Stani Michiels, had to collaborate closely on location with technicians of the Royal Dutch Mint, so all the last bits were done on his Asus Eee PC. Soon, 350,000 Dutch people will use and enjoy the fruits of free software."

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Again? (5, Insightful)

owlnation (858981) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610811)

This article was on here a couple of days ago. DUPE!

Re:Again? (3, Informative)

Lectoid (891115) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610851)

Man, I thought I had another Lost Weekend (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25617485)

Damn drink, makes you real stupid. I looked at that title and tried to figure out how many days had passed, or rather didn't pass since how could this be, when it seems like days ago that this story was here. ... it was days ago, it turns out. And I forgot, I don't even drink! It's the internet that makes you real stupid!

Re:Again? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25610909)

This article was on here a couple of days ago. DUPE!

this is for the people who have lives and don't spend it on their computers during the weekends. It's also for the folks who only look at Slashdot at work. By the way, there's a bunch of layoffs that will happen by the end of the year. I suggest all of us go into out hosts file and add:

127.0.0.1 Slashdot.org. Along with a line for the .com and the .net.

They maybe using Slashdot as a gauge for the productivity of their employees. Just say'n.

Re:Again? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25611067)

this is for the people who have lives and don't spend it on their computers during the weekends.

Oh, it's OK then, thanks for letting us in on the reasoning behind the dupe.

....should we expect all the rest of the stories from the past few days to be posted again today as well?
Just asking.

Re:Again? (1)

SQLGuru (980662) | more than 5 years ago | (#25616071)

....should we expect all the rest of the stories from the past few days to be posted again today as well?

You must be new here......the answer is yes....but not because it was the weekend, but because dupes are a regular event.

Layne

Re:Again? (5, Funny)

BrotherBeal (1100283) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610937)

Does it make more sense to call it a dupe or a counterfeit?

Re:Again? (0, Offtopic)

frglrock (992261) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611267)

There's got to be a clone stamp tool joke in here somewhere...

It's not a dupe, it's... (0, Troll)

jonaskoelker (922170) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611021)

Here's a video that describes very well what I felt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZbtAFq7dP8 [youtube.com]

(it's not Rick, honest)

Re:It's not a dupe, it's... (1)

Smidge207 (1278042) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612321)

PARENT IS A FSKING LIAR. HE HAS LINKED A RICK. BAD JONA. VERY, VERY BAD.

=Smidge=

(lameness filter padding lameness filter padding lameness filter padding)

Re:Again? (2, Funny)

vlm (69642) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611491)

This article was on here a couple of days ago. DUPE!

Given the subject of the article, "counterfeit" would be a more appropriate term.

Re:Again? (1)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612711)

OK, seriously now. Seriously. Why is kdawson still "working" here?

He does this over and over again. He needs a special section: "Dupes, shills and scams". The guy clearly doesn't even read the site that he "edits". That would be like me submitting patches without ever checking out the code that I'm modifying.

Real Answer: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25613269)

The REAL answer to "How To Make Money With Free Software":

Just look at the past of FOSSie big business. The REAL money is suckering a bunch of Venture Capitalists into thinking you can make money giving stuff away for free. It's worked for Ubunghole, it's worked for Lindows/Linspire/Linschitz (or w/e they are calling themselves this week). It's worked for Red Hat. It's worked for tons of other high profile, highly unprofitable businesses.

Your FOSS project can be big money... until the VC money runs out. So just spend and spend and spend like there's no tomorrow! Because, honestly, there isn't, at least not for a FOSS based business.

Re:Again? (1)

GXTi (635121) | more than 5 years ago | (#25618085)

The titular pun was just that fun.

Duuuupe (4, Funny)

Max Romantschuk (132276) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610813)

Wasn't this posted a few days ago? Ensue the copy-pasting of witty comments...

Re:Duuuupe (4, Funny)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610885)

This witty comment is being released under a creative commons licence.

You are free to copy-paste it into a dupe.
By Attribution. Share alike.

Re:Duuuupe (3, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610959)

Get a new and improved witty comment for only $5.00 per month. Market research has shown it to load faster in all kinds of weather and it doesn't harm the children. 200% of proceeds go to support our troops and fight terrorism.

Re:Duuuupe (1)

WK2 (1072560) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611175)

This witty comment is being released under a creative commons licence.

You are free to copy-paste it into a dupe.
By Attribution. Share alike.

This comment is copyright sakdoctor.

Re:Duuuupe (1)

dotancohen (1015143) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612231)

Wasn't this posted a few days ago? Ensue the copy-pasting of witty comments....

Dupe (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25610819)

Dupe [slashdot.org]

dupe (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25610825)

dupe
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/30/2138259

Re:dupe (0, Offtopic)

argiedot (1035754) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611663)

I suppose there is a certain comic quality to see two comments reporting in the same words that this is a duplicate.

Dutch are stingy (-1, Offtopic)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610853)

The Dutch are like Scontsmen, but without the generosity.

Re:Dutch are stingy (0, Offtopic)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610883)

The Dutch are like Scontsmen, but without the generosity.

I'm not sure who these 'Scontsmen' are, but I think you're implying that they are far more generous than the Dutch or the Scotsmen.

Re:Dutch are stingy (1)

Rashdot (845549) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611889)

Thank you for sharing your basement world view.

Re:Dutch are stingy (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#25615207)

You're only jealous because it's above sea level.

Re:Dutch are stingy (1)

Rashdot (845549) | more than 5 years ago | (#25619667)

How can you be sure, if you never get out?

Re:Dutch are stingy (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#25623987)

Well it isn't full of water.

P.S. Where's your bike?

Re:Dutch are stingy (1)

Bloke down the pub (861787) | more than 5 years ago | (#25624137)

That's incorrect. I've met several who could speak perfectly good English.

Dutchmen, that is.

Nothing new on /. eh? (1)

Mike_Entropian (1379935) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610867)

This was the last post I saw before I went home from work last friday and it is the first one I see when I come here today. I suppose nothing exciting happened over the weekend.

Oh yes, it's amazing all right. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25610873)

Amazingly ugly.

I will admit it's a unique coin, but beyond that, it's just really, really ugly.

Re:Oh yes, it's amazing all right. (1)

jank1887 (815982) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612953)

it's like ASCIIArt++. Look, curves! I would have at least hoped for an Ascii pedo-bear to get submitted.

echo comments (0, Redundant)

Gopal.V (532678) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610879)

If only there was a way to make money off slashdot dupes! [slashdot.org] .

I mean, it's like a perpetual motion machine or something. Almost as if the editors themselves don't read the articles. AT ALL.

Yeah, echo the same comments. Let me echo mine, the guy's done an insanely good job with the font thickness to create the queen out of near ASCII art. Respect.

I thought you could only win once? (2, Funny)

AcquaCow (56720) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610903)

Obviously he's time traveling and winning again!

  -- Dave

Nuff said (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25610935)

I didn't really have to check which editor let this dupe through did I?

How to really make money with free software... (2, Interesting)

Xest (935314) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610961)

1. Create article about designing coin and winning contest

2. Post same article to Slashdot including link to website with story MULTIPLE TIMES

4. Farm ad revenue

3. Profit

Re:How to really make money with free software... (1)

Looce (1062620) | more than 5 years ago | (#25610999)

I'm pretty sure the profit comes after farming the ad revenue.

Therefore,

1. Create article designing coin and winning contest
2. Post article to Slashdot including link to website with story
2. Post article to Slashdot including link to website with story
3. Farm ad revenue
4. Profit

Fixed :) Gotta love copy-paste.

Re:How to really make money with free software... (1)

Xest (935314) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611071)

Yes I noticed that after I'd posted, apparently I can't count past 2.

I could suggest it was the excitement of actually finding a relevant use for a Slashdot meme but it is however Monday, so I'm pulling out that card as my excuse instead!

Re:How to really make money with free software... (1)

Looce (1062620) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611193)

You're not alone. Apparently I forgot that copy-paste is a good way to copy text you're about to quote, not just to repeat an item more than once... (I missed "about" in point 1.)

Them computers, they're evil! Back in my day, you had to rewrite everything you wanted to duplicate, by hand, there was none of that copy-paste stuff!

Re:How to really make money with free software... (1)

jonaskoelker (922170) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611051)

6. ???
5. Learn to count
7. If your OCD tells you to end at 3, start at 0 :p

Re:How to really make money with free software... (1)

harry666t (1062422) | more than 5 years ago | (#25615395)

666. Cthulhu.

Are you ready for the Barack Obama presidency? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25610987)

Congratulations on your purchase of a brand new nigger! If handled properly, your apeman will give years of valuable, if reluctant, service.

INSTALLING YOUR NIGGER.
You should install your nigger differently according to whether you have purchased the field or house model. Field niggers work best in a serial configuration, i.e. chained together. Chain your nigger to another nigger immediately after unpacking it, and don't even think about taking that chain off, ever. Many niggers start singing as soon as you put a chain on them. This habit can usually be thrashed out of them if nipped in the bud. House niggers work best as standalone units, but should be hobbled or hamstrung to prevent attempts at escape. At this stage, your nigger can also be given a name. Most owners use the same names over and over, since niggers become confused by too much data. Rufus, Rastus, Remus, Toby, Carslisle, Carlton, Hey-You!-Yes-you!, Yeller, Blackstar, and Sambo are all effective names for your new buck nigger. If your nigger is a ho, it should be called Latrelle, L'Tanya, or Jemima. Some owners call their nigger hoes Latrine for a joke. Pearl, Blossom, and Ivory are also righteous names for nigger hoes. These names go straight over your nigger's head, by the way.

CONFIGURING YOUR NIGGER
Owing to a design error, your nigger comes equipped with a tongue and vocal chords. Most niggers can master only a few basic human phrases with this apparatus - "muh dick" being the most popular. However, others make barking, yelping, yapping noises and appear to be in some pain, so you should probably call a vet and have him remove your nigger's tongue. Once de-tongued your nigger will be a lot happier - at least, you won't hear it complaining anywhere near as much. Niggers have nothing interesting to say, anyway. Many owners also castrate their niggers for health reasons (yours, mine, and that of women, not the nigger's). This is strongly recommended, and frankly, it's a mystery why this is not done on the boat

HOUSING YOUR NIGGER.
Your nigger can be accommodated in cages with stout iron bars. Make sure, however, that the bars are wide enough to push pieces of nigger food through. The rule of thumb is, four niggers per square yard of cage. So a fifteen foot by thirty foot nigger cage can accommodate two hundred niggers. You can site a nigger cage anywhere, even on soft ground. Don't worry about your nigger fashioning makeshift shovels out of odd pieces of wood and digging an escape tunnel under the bars of the cage. Niggers never invented the shovel before and they're not about to now. In any case, your nigger is certainly too lazy to attempt escape. As long as the free food holds out, your nigger is living better than it did in Africa, so it will stay put. Buck niggers and hoe niggers can be safely accommodated in the same cage, as bucks never attempt sex with black hoes.

FEEDING YOUR NIGGER.
Your Nigger likes fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon. You should therefore give it none of these things because its lazy ass almost certainly doesn't deserve it. Instead, feed it on porridge with salt, and creek water. Your nigger will supplement its diet with whatever it finds in the fields, other niggers, etc. Experienced nigger owners sometimes push watermelon slices through the bars of the nigger cage at the end of the day as a treat, but only if all niggers have worked well and nothing has been stolen that day. Mike of the Old Ranch Plantation reports that this last one is a killer, since all niggers steal something almost every single day of their lives. He reports he doesn't have to spend much on free watermelon for his niggers as a result. You should never allow your nigger meal breaks while at work, since if it stops work for more than ten minutes it will need to be retrained. You would be surprised how long it takes to teach a nigger to pick cotton. You really would. Coffee beans? Don't ask. You have no idea.

MAKING YOUR NIGGER WORK.
Niggers are very, very averse to work of any kind. The nigger's most prominent anatomical feature, after all, its oversized buttocks, which have evolved to make it more comfortable for your nigger to sit around all day doing nothing for its entire life. Niggers are often good runners, too, to enable them to sprint quickly in the opposite direction if they see work heading their way. The solution to this is to *dupe* your nigger into working. After installation, encourage it towards the cotton field with blows of a wooden club, fence post, baseball bat, etc., and then tell it that all that cotton belongs to a white man, who won't be back until tomorrow. Your nigger will then frantically compete with the other field niggers to steal as much of that cotton as it can before the white man returns. At the end of the day, return your nigger to its cage and laugh at its stupidity, then repeat the same trick every day indefinitely. Your nigger comes equipped with the standard nigger IQ of 75 and a memory to match, so it will forget this trick overnight. Niggers can start work at around 5am. You should then return to bed and come back at around 10am. Your niggers can then work through until around 10pm or whenever the light fades.

ENTERTAINING YOUR NIGGER.
Your nigger enjoys play, like most animals, so you should play with it regularly. A happy smiling nigger works best. Games niggers enjoy include: 1) A good thrashing: every few days, take your nigger's pants down, hang it up by its heels, and have some of your other niggers thrash it with a club or whip. Your nigger will signal its intense enjoyment by shrieking and sobbing. 2) Lynch the nigger: niggers are cheap and there are millions more where yours came from. So every now and then, push the boat out a bit and lynch a nigger.

Lynchings are best done with a rope over the branch of a tree, and niggers just love to be lynched. It makes them feel special. Make your other niggers watch. They'll be so grateful, they'll work harder for a day or two (and then you can lynch another one). 3) Nigger dragging: Tie your nigger by one wrist to the tow bar on the back of suitable vehicle, then drive away at approximately 50mph. Your nigger's shrieks of enjoyment will be heard for miles. It will shriek until it falls apart. To prolong the fun for the nigger, do *NOT* drag him by his feet, as his head comes off too soon. This is painless for the nigger, but spoils the fun. Always wear a seatbelt and never exceed the speed limit. 4) Playing on the PNL: a variation on (2), except you can lynch your nigger out in the fields, thus saving work time. Niggers enjoy this game best if the PNL is operated by a man in a tall white hood. 5) Hunt the nigger: a variation of Hunt the Slipper, but played outdoors, with Dobermans. WARNING: do not let your Dobermans bite a nigger, as they are highly toxic.

DISPOSAL OF DEAD NIGGERS.
Niggers die on average at around 40, which some might say is 40 years too late, but there you go. Most people prefer their niggers dead, in fact. When yours dies, report the license number of the car that did the drive-by shooting of your nigger. The police will collect the nigger and dispose of it for you.

COMMON PROBLEMS WITH NIGGERS - MY NIGGER IS VERY AGGRESIVE
Have it put down, for god's sake. Who needs an uppity nigger? What are we, short of niggers or something?

MY NIGGER KEEPS RAPING WHITE WOMEN
They all do this. Shorten your nigger's chain so it can't reach any white women, and arm heavily any white women who might go near it.

WILL MY NIGGER ATTACK ME?
Not unless it outnumbers you 20 to 1, and even then, it's not likely. If niggers successfully overthrew their owners, they'd have to sort out their own food. This is probably why nigger uprisings were nonexistent (until some fool gave them rights).

MY NIGGER bitches ABOUT ITS "RIGHTS" AND "RACISM".
Yeah, well, it would. Tell it to shut the fuck up.

MY NIGGER'S HIDE IS A FUNNY COLOR. - WHAT IS THE CORRECT SHADE FOR A NIGGER?
A nigger's skin is actually more or less transparent. That brown color you can see is the shit your nigger is full of. This is why some models of nigger are sold as "The Shitskin".

MY NIGGER ACTS LIKE A NIGGER, BUT IS WHITE.
What you have there is a "wigger". Rough crowd. WOW!

IS THAT LIKE AN ALBINO? ARE THEY RARE?
They're as common as dog shit and about as valuable. In fact, one of them was President between 1992 and 2000. Put your wigger in a cage with a few hundred genuine niggers and you'll soon find it stops acting like a nigger. However, leave it in the cage and let the niggers dispose of it. The best thing for any wigger is a dose of TNB.

MY NIGGER SMELLS REALLY BAD
And you were expecting what?

SHOULD I STORE MY DEAD NIGGER?
When you came in here, did you see a sign that said "Dead nigger storage"? .That's because there ain't no goddamn sign.

Re:Are you ready for the Barack Obama presidency? (-1, Offtopic)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611143)

I guess Barack Obama can't rely on the Mississippi vote then.

Re:Are you ready for the Barack Obama presidency? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25611195)

With his dangerous, Socialist policies, I would say Obama can't rely on a vote from anywhere.

Race aside, we need a steady hand at the wheel, and that's John McCain. No sense shitting bricks over the economy, that will only make the panic -- which is the cause of all these problems -- worse.

Making Free Forgery Money (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611043)

Wow, all I need to make unlimited money, 5 euros at a time, is that list of free software (and maybe the specific PC model). I should be able to fake up those coins precisely, especially after I scan one pulled from circulation. And since the coin is so new, and doesn't look like the familiar eurocoins, most of the 500 million Europeans who use euros will be easy targets for passing my fakes.

Never before has "making money with free software" looked so easy and lucrative!

Re:Making Free Forgery Money (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25624729)

Ah, but then there are material costs and machine costs for producing the coins. Plus I'm sure someone will get suspicious when asked to cut out euro coins for someone who isnt the ECB.

Re:Making Free Forgery Money (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 5 years ago | (#25645299)

I'm sure that if I produce over 10,000 of those coins, the machine and materials will cost less than E50,000.

And I'm also sure that I can find someone somewhere with a coin minting machine who won't ask any questions in exchange for a few dozen thousand euros. There are machines at low-budget carnivals that stamp blanks for souveniers which could probably pass for E5 long enough to get away with it, especially in hanfuls of other euros.

All the colored girls sing: (0, Redundant)

oever (233119) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611053)

Dupe, du-dupe, du-dupe
du-du-du
dupe, du-dupe, du-dupe
du-du-du duuupe

Re:All the colored girls sing: (0, Offtopic)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611197)

Can you post the sax solo that comes after the colored girls, I love that bit.

Re:All the colored girls sing: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25612443)

Da, dadaDAHda da
Dedada, deda da dada da da...

Re:All the colored girls sing: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25612903)

Dupe, duduDUPEdupe dudupe
Dududupe, dudupe dupe dudupe dupe dupe...

Looks like ACORN struck here too. (3, Funny)

electrictroy (912290) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611125)

It's bad enough for have the same voters registering two or three times...... now we have the same articles being posted twice or thrice. Looks like ACORN has been busier than I thought.

So will the coins be open source? (5, Funny)

itsdapead (734413) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611137)

If only the GPL worked the way the anti-GPL schills think it does and "infected" all your output...

Then we'd all have the right to copy and distribute 5 Euro coins. Woohoo!

Re:So will the coins be open source? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25612773)

Insightful! Conversely, the fact that this isn't going to happen indicates that GPL protects money. See, it isn't a cancer!

Re:So will the coins be open source? (1)

chord.wav (599850) | more than 5 years ago | (#25613667)

As most of the money is virtual (stored bits) these days, having at least one Linux storing money, could make them share the code of their "money server" so you can run a copy of it, storing your own money in your house in an OpenID-like way.

Why would you store your money on somebody else's computer when you can do a better job protecting it in your own system? ;)

Re:So will the coins be open source? (2, Funny)

mweather (1089505) | more than 5 years ago | (#25614119)

Why would you store your money on somebody else's computer when you can do a better job protecting it in your own system? ;)

Because the FDIC won't replace my money if I spill beer on my server.

Other ways to make money? (1)

AdmiralXyz (1378985) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611221)

Hell, I know how to make money even without free software:

1. Post an article about nothing in particular with a misleading title that will attract thousands of Slashdotters.
2. Post the EXACT SAME ARTICLE with the EXACT SAME HEADLINE three days later.
3. Ad revenue -> Profit!

Re:Other ways to make money? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25611601)

"Mac OS X uses the Mach microkernel"

Re:Other ways to make money? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25615293)

''Mac OS X uses the Mach microkernel''

Mac OS X uses the Mach microkernel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25617969)

Mac OS X uses the Mach microkernel

wow (1)

dr00min (1355779) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611697)

dont care that its free but wow, beautiful. i think free, and paid for, are two very diferent things. most of the people i know have never bought software before. its all free online!

Re:wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25613285)

Everything has its price, yours probably being an excessively large amount of trojans.

The most important question wasn't answered (1)

yttrstein (891553) | more than 5 years ago | (#25611805)

What was the artist's commission on that design? Everyone already knows that open source is good for the "environment". But how good is it for an individual?

How to really make money with free software... (0, Redundant)

EmagGeek (574360) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612005)

1. Create post about designing coin and winning contest

2. Post same post to Slashdot MULTIPLE TIMES to generate more page views and advertising

4. Farm ad revenue

3. Profit

could he do it in emacs? (2, Funny)

wikinerd (809585) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612049)

Dupe. Wake me up when someone renders a coin in emacs, that would have infinite hack value.

Re:could he do it in emacs? (1)

dotancohen (1015143) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612269)

Dupe. Wake me up when someone renders a coin in emacs, that would have infinite hack value.

Heads: RMS
Tails: RIAA

Official Link (1)

Eddy Luten (1166889) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612791)

Here's the link to the official announcement at the Royal Dutch Mint [en.knm.nl] . It's funny to see how a Belgian wins a Dutch contest.

Re:Official Link (1)

BrentH (1154987) | more than 5 years ago | (#25613115)

Belgians are Dutch, they just think they're not.

Re:Official Link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25618165)

Nah, not all... some of them are French and think they're not.

It's easy! Just ask SCO! (1)

Cyberax (705495) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612917)

Well, it worked for them?

The Designer's fruit, not his tools (2, Insightful)

gsslay (807818) | more than 5 years ago | (#25612923)

Soon, 350,000 Dutch people will use and enjoy the fruits of free software.

Any value in the design is put there by the designer. No software, free or otherwise, will design a coin for you. Well, that is until Microsoft produces a Word template for it. And then they'll all be crap and overused.

Re:The Designer's fruit, not his tools (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25618491)

It looks like you're trying to counterfeit currency, would you like some help?

Soon, 350,000 Dutch people will use and enjoy the fruits of free software.

Any value in the design is put there by the designer. No software, free or otherwise, will design a coin for you. Well, that is until Microsoft produces a Word template for it. And then they'll all be crap and overused.

Re:The Designer's fruit, not his tools (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25623053)

Give the desktop linux guys some slack, someone was finally able to do something with it.

Dupes are good (1)

mebrahim (1247876) | more than 5 years ago | (#25613575)

Dupes are good for at least one thing: Tons of posts modded as Funny.

I want one! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25614257)

That is really too awesome! And the fact it was made with o.s.s. is even more awesome! And what makes it even better is that his work stayed safe on his OSS OS, unlike mine which lost two days work after a fsck.

What the hell (1)

Swordopolis (1159065) | more than 5 years ago | (#25618101)

That's the ugliest coin I have ever seen.

Re:What the hell (1)

Eternauta3k (680157) | more than 5 years ago | (#25618205)

I agree, it's like if they made a fractal building. Sure, it's cool and original, but give the designer an award and use something less extravagant.

Re:What the hell (1)

eth0-event (1278692) | more than 5 years ago | (#25623631)

Its not meant to be used, and I'm pretty sure 95% of Dutch people will never get their hands on one as its a commemorative coin. Just because its legal to pay with these, doesn't mean they'll get used for paying.

There are dupes and there are dupes (1)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | more than 5 years ago | (#25620559)

The dupes are the ones reading the dupe.

Or responding to it, like this one.

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