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  • 05/09/2018 - 10:29

    Welcome to Spring!

    The year’s flown by. As part of a number of conversations the Council has been having recently about being more transparent and communicative, we’ve decided to start openly publishing the decisions and actions that come out of each Council meeting.

    Our reasons are multiple, and mirror some of the primary principles behind open government:

  • 07/11/2017 - 10:18

    We are pleased to announce our new NZOSS Council - there are seven of us, with one new, and one returning, councillor!

    Our new councillor is aimee whitcroft, based in Wellington, who has a strong background in Open Gov't, Open Data, and generally working in and around software. She brings the valuable skills of hyper-literacy, technical savvy, great organisational skills, and bountiful constructive energy.

  • 26/07/2017 - 14:52

    You are only as free as the tools you use. This notion articulates a key challenge of our times. We are surrounded by tech, it permeates our work, play and homes.

  • 24/05/2017 - 10:59

    Today, 18 national technology sector communities are launching our 2017 Tech Manifesto.

    The goal of this collectively composed manifesto is to guide party policy in the technical area going into the 2017 national election. It represents the united front of our many NZ-wide technology-focused communities and is, we trust, an informative and compelling read for any prospective leaders of NZ.

  • 16/01/2017 - 10:02

    Silicon Systems, an NZ-based Lenovo reseller (among other things), has extended an updated offer to NZOSS members, making 2 Lenovo laptop models available without Windows pre-installed. That means you can buy them without paying for a proprietary operating system you neither need nor want. The models are

  • 23/10/2016 - 22:27

    Yesterday's AGM, included participants from around New Zealand using open standards-based video conferencing software to meet, virtually, and fulfil our Society's obligations for an Annual General Meeting. 

    The assembled group has provided us with a streamlined Council (as intended) for the coming year:

  • 19/10/2016 - 22:28

    First I'd like to say a big thanks to our NZOSS Councillors for the past year:

  • 17/08/2016 - 13:19

    From the NZOSA press release email:

  • 08/08/2016 - 11:14

    The ACT Party has called for the NZ Government to adopt open source software, citing, among other things, the UK's transition away from Microsoft products to open source alternatives.

  • 18/05/2016 - 16:25

    This year the IITP's annual conference, ITx, is a bit different from years past. It will feature 11 other national technology organisation's "streams" as well, including one for the NZOSS community discussing aspects of open source, open business, open data, and open standards. We've got speakers, a lightning talk session (so put together a 5 minute presentation about your favourite open topic) and a panel discussion.

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