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Moolenaar is a name that originates in Holland. It is a profession: A person that operates a mill. Translations:
   Miller    English          Molinaro / Mugnaio    Italian          Møller    Norwegian          Mlynář    Czech
   Molinero    Spanish    Molenaar    modern Dutch    Mjölnare    Swedish          Mlynár    Slovak
   Müller    German    Molnár    Hungarian    Meunier    French    Errotari    Basque   
   Mölder    Estonian    Mylläri    Finnish    O'Muilleor    Irish (Gaelic)    Moleiro    Portuguese   
   Møller    Danish    Młynarz    Polish    Morar    Romanian    Malūnininkas    Lithuanian   
   Mlinar    Croatian, Slovenian and Serbian    Değirmenci    Turkish    Μυλωνάς    Greek   
   Moliner    Catalan    Muelisto    Esperanto    Мельников    Russian    Mel'nikov    Russian
   Мелничаров    Bulgarian    Dzirnavnieks    Latvian    Muiñeiro    Galician    Млинар    Ukrainian
   טוחן    Hebrew    طحان    Arabic    Chủ cối xay    Vietnamese    آسیابان    Persian   
   米勒    Chinese    मुलेनार    Hindi, Marathi                       
   Molinarius    Latin (probably the origin for this name)                       

In Holland there used to be many windmills. They were used to pump the water from the polders, grind flour, saw wood, etc. Only few of them remain now, but the name Moolenaar can be found all around the world.

An overview of people who are called Moolenaar and are present on the Internet:

by country       alphabetical

If your last name is Moolenaar, you can get an entry on these pages by filling out this form.

Another Moolenaar site: moolenaar.org

A genealogy of the Moolenaar Family: here


The remainder of this site is for Bram Moolenaar. Bram
Vim - Vi IMproved   a professional text editor
A-A-P   a system for distributed software development
ICCF Holland   a small NGO helping orphans in Uganda
CAcert   I'm a CAcert assurer. CAcert is a Non-Profit Certificate Authority.
Sound Anomaly   the Sound Anomaly Fan Club
Fun stuff   after a day of hard work there should be time for fun
Zimbu Labs   Used to be my one-man company until July 2006
Zimbu   A brand new programming language (under development)

Vim desktop Calendar

A desktop calendar for 2015, made from one sheet of paper.
After folding, one side contains a useful 12-month calendar.
On the other side there is brief information about ICCF-Holland,
Vim and Zimbu. All files are PDF format, about 125 Kbyte.
      Calendar
language - paper size  
English - A4
English - Letter
Dutch - A4

NLUUG award

I am very proud to get this award for my work on Vim and open source in general. The NLUUG is the Dutch Unix user group, they recently celebrated their 25th birthday. Other people who previously received the award are Guido van Rossum and Piet Beertema. So I'm in good company :-).

The award was handed out at the NLUUG spring conference. Gijs Hillenius interviewed me, which resulted in this article in the dutch newspaper AG: 'Weinig aandacht voor open source in Nederland` (requires a login now).

NLUUG award

Interview

Czech people apparently like to interview me. A recent one can be found in the online magazine Linuxsoft.cz: in English and in Czech

Another interview was published in the Czech magazine LinuxEXPRES.
Here you can find the original Czech version: Interview screendumps and Interview PDF.
Here is an English translation: Interview HTML.
The GNU FDL license applies to these texts.


The Vim books

It took more than a year of writing, reviewing and making corrections to produce the first book on Vim. It starts with the basics, with lots of pictures and examples. Gradually it turns to the heavy stuff.
I have set up an unofficial list of errata for the book here.

Additionally, there now is a small book "Vim GE-PACKT" in German.
You can find more information here: Vim books.


Send comments to webmaster AT moolenaar.net.