Open source software is literally making money in Holland.
Stani Michiels, a Belgian artist and open source software developer, won the competition to design the new 5-Euro commentorative coin. The competition was set up by the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
His winning design was developed entirely with open source software, has now been implemented and is a legal coin in Holland. The theme of the competition was “Holland and Architecture”. Competition was by invitation only to a select group of architectural firms and individuals.
Michiels says in his blog “All the developing and processing was done on GNU/Linux machines which were running Ubuntu/Debian.”
How he went about designing his coin is wildly interesting as is the software and hardware that he used to generate the graphics. You can read all about it on his blog.