Apesar de diversas empresas de arquitectura de renome na Holanda terem concorrido, o grande vencedor do concurso foi Stani, que usando apenas Software Livre conseguiu assim criar a nova moeda de 5€ que dentro de pouco tempo será uma realidade.
Não só o Software Livre ajuda a poupar e muito, muitos e muitos milhões de EUROS, como agora até os desenha 😉
Software Livre RULES completamente!
Parabéns ao Stani e ao seu uso, desenvolvimento e promoção do Software Livre!
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. In the end I had to collaborate closely on location together with the technicians of the Royal Dutch Mint (coin factory). So all the last bits were done on my Asus Eee PC. (I am still wondering why Asus doesn’t offer Ubuntu on its netbooks.) The Eee laptop took a bit longer (30 seconds instead of 3 seconds to generate a whole coin), but did the job just fine. For looking up the number of hits on the internet, I rediscovered Yahoo, which provides a much better api for automatic querying than its competitors. Of course the jury judged only the design and not the software used as others used Maya, Illustrator, …
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