Shortly after our 2012-13 AGM, the culmination of several years of hard work by a dedicated group within the NZOSS and some of our sector collaborators, the NZ government altered our Patents legislation to block the patenting of software. In the warm glow of that major victory for all New Zealand software developers, the year has been one of quiet growth for the Society, but very busy for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) world at large.
Nominations for the 2014 New Zealand Open Source Awards are officially open.
The New Zealand Open Source Awards are designed to recognise and promote
the contributions of New Zealanders to free and open source projects and free and open source philosophy
exemplary use of free and open source by New Zealand organisations.
We (the NZOSS) encourage our members to read and contribute to this. Regardless of your political stripe, fleshing out this open document and discussing its implications will further our society's aims. All credit to the Greens for embracing free and open source methods and values in developing this policy platform.
Wednesday 22 April 2014
A Champion for Internet Rights and Freedoms
Championing Internet rights and freedoms, the Green Party has today launched New Zealand's first ever crowdsourced Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill.