November 2010

SilverStripe CMS becomes Microsoft Certified

Posted on: November 19, 2010 - 13:44 By: Feynmanfan

SilverStripe, the web based Open Source CMS has been given Microsoft Certification. Sigurd Magnusson of SilverStripe says "Microsoft's Certified for Windows programme is well known for indicating software and hardware products that have been thoroughly tested and which work well on Microsoft Windows. Of course, much of the innovation in the software world is now happening on the web, and with awareness and adoption of open source software growing fantastically, it makes sense for Microsoft to begin certifying open source web-based software."

New Zealand Open Source Awards held in Wellington

Posted on: November 12, 2010 - 14:57 By: Feynmanfan

On Tuesday the annual New Zealand Open Source Awards were held. IRD won the award for Open Source in Government for their work with Moodle. Moodle has momentum and is in early deployment stages at several other agencies. Ponoko Ltd was the winner of the Open Source in Business category, which has used Open Source technology to enable their custom production business. The Winner of the Open Source Project was SilverStripe for it's content management system that is being used world wide. For more see http://www.nzosa.org.nz

 

Down to the Wire Internet Doco Now Available

Posted on: November 10, 2010 - 13:21 By: Feynmanfan

Down to the Wire is the story of New Zealand's Internet and how it changed our Nation. Featuring video interviews with over 50 Internet personalities and players downtothewire.co.nz brings alive a journey that has revolutionised our lives and shaped our future. Enjoy exploring the website, get connected and please don't hesitate to contribute.

http://downtothewire.co.nz/year-2010/

The Document Foundation founded by OpenOffice.org Community

Posted on: November 10, 2010 - 12:42 By: Feynmanfan

The community of volunteers who develop and promote OpenOffice.org, the leading free office software, announce a major change in the project’s structure. After ten years’ successful growth with Sun Microsystems as founding and principle sponsor, the project launches an independent foundation called "The Document Foundation", to fulfil the promise of independence written in the original charter.