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Due Diligence: Dutch Financial Handlers

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As part of the due diligence of a project I was investigating at the end of 2011 I created a list of the Dutch Financial Handlers which were able to do electronic invoicing and paper invoicing. Although the list was incomplete I was able to give advise to the company I was working for, afterwards I closed the file and forgot about it.

Yesterday and this morning I discussed the value which could be created by sharing this information, and making it possible to modify this data by third parties. After considering the value of the data, which is freely available from difference sources – also included in the file – and the advantage to all I decided to release this under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands License.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

May 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

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Proof of Concept: Rebranding GPL #opensource #foss

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Recently I read an article on /. about the rebranding of Blender, this was a reaction to the press release from Blender, the comments mainly focussed on theft of the IP by rebranding. This was because the article was slanted towards the IP theft of GPL software.

I am an advocate of both GPL software and earning money, although I see the later as a necessary evil. And as I have mentioned before Free and Open Source Software is certainly NOT free as in beer and will never be. Taking the example of Blender, there have been people who have used Blender to create projects which were for profit and similar to the trickle down effect which the GOP advocates there should be a trickle down effect in FOSS, even if it is only morally.

I think its sad that there has not been anybody who has an app store for GPL’d software, where I could sell scripts or small programs and make the source available only once they have paid. There are lots of places that I can have my items downloaded for free, and nowhere for somebody to pay for them with Paypal or Bitcoin.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 16, 2011 at 6:35 am

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Cygwin blues #cygwin

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I decided to use cygwin as a development shell, as I didn’t feel like building a redhat VM. I installed autoconf, automake, gcc and other handy build tools. I didn’t realize that cygwin doesn’t have make or libtool as dependencies.

Honestly!

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 30, 2008 at 12:53 pm

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