Use Free Software

De pinguin Tux is het logo voor Linux

Free software is software that is made ​​for people to use freely. It does not cost any money to use it. And besides, everyone has the right to the source code of the software to make changes and distribute the changes, which often turn out very well for the quality. The way free software works can also be a great way to transition towards a moneyless society.

Also this website runs on Free Software. We use for cashless Drupal cms platform and Apache as a web server. The system runs on Debian , a GNU / Linux distribution that made ​​entirely by volunteers.

On your computer, you can also install Linux. It comes with all the programs that you normally need, such as a web browser and email programs, word processing programs and applications as well as to listen in music and movies with you to watch. A commonly used distribution is Ubuntu or Linux Mint, but there are other distributions that you can use. For example, Robin, author of cashless, using the more geeky</ em> Arch Linux. For a list of all possible distributions Wikipedia see.

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Share stuff

Networks for sharing stuff are great to get to use things such as tools. You don't need to buy anything, because you can simply ask your neighbor if you can borrow from them. For example a bicycle pump or a ladder for painting. Many people are already doing this in their neighborhood: "Quickly ask the neighbor if we can borrow his drill."

Give-away shop

Give away shop in Utrecht, 2004. PIcture taken by Bikepunk

Are you looking for clothes, books, toys, pans or just something new to use? You could give it a try at a give-away shop, sometimes also simply called free shop. That's not a store in the traditional meaning, but a place to find free stuff.

Free Stuff

A lot of people give away their superfluous stuff with pleasure. They're doing this because it's a shame to throw away good things, or because they prefer to give away than to ask for money. Often people give away things that are not worth enough in their eyes, but they like to make others happy with it.