How To (Literally) Make Money With Open Source Software

Gepostet von Stani is a very cool person.  He created an open source IDE for Python called SPE (Stani’s Python Editor).  He really outdid himself now, though.  He designed a new comemorative coinve for the Dutch government.

The Dutch Ministry of Finance organized an architecture competition for which a selected group of architectural offices (unstudio, nox, …) and artists were invited, including myself. The goal of the competition was not to design a building, but the new 5 euro commemorative coin with the theme ‘Netherlands and Architecture’. The winner will be rewarded with a nice price, but most of all with the honor: his design will be realized and will be a legal coin within the Netherlands.

He did the whole project using Open Source software.

The whole design was done for 100% with free software. The biggest part consists of custom software in Python, of course within the SPE editor. For the visual power I used PIL and pyCairo. From time to time also Gimp, Inkscape and Phatch helped quite a bit. All the developing and processing was done on GNU/Linux machines which were running Ubuntu/Debian.

He also used some very creative visualizations and concepts in the design itself.

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