The New Zealand Open Source Society is a non-profit organisation set up to educate, advocate and advance the use of Open Source Software in New Zealand.

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The New Zealand Open Source Society is a non-profit organisation set up to protect, advocate and advance the use of Open Source Software in New Zealand.

NZOSS represents Open Source users, creators and contributors in New Zealand by promoting software, representing the interests of the community to Government and the education sector. It also supports community user groups.

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Community - it's us!

Free and Open Source Software exists because of, and for the benefit of a community. With FOSS, the user is the developer - the FOSS community charts its own direction and sinks or swims on its unity, enthusiasm, and ability to deliver working code.
It's simple: Free and Open Source software is what it is because of what all of us do.

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If Linus snubs new GPL, is that it for 'open source'?

An interesting article on The Register. Regular Reg. readers will be aware of that august publications impartial and objective approach to reporting... no, wait, that must be some other paper...

Anyway, it's under Andrew Orlowski's byline if that's any help. I still can't quite shake the feeling that the GPL V2 vs. V3 argument is a bit of a storm in a teacup at this point. The draft GPL V3 is out looking for feedback and drawing up battle lines at this early stage seems a bit premature to me. On the other hand, given the personalities of the people involved in the document to date I'm not entirely sure that there will be a great deal of modification to it either, no matter what feedback is received. I will, as always, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised*.

Linux is Yoghurt?

This little gem comes from the Sunday Times in the UK. The story is titled 'Why not break free?' and the yoghurt comment comes from one Nicholas McGrath who is listed as Microsofts Director of Platform Strategy. We've clearly moved on from being carcinogenic and un-american...

The story itself is reasonably accurate and worth a read. The couple of errors I noticed may very well be due to an over-zealous sub-editor getting their hooks into it.

A Mighty Challenge for Microsoft

An article on stuff taking a look at what Microsoft need to do to participate in the new world order. Nice plug for the Open Source/Open Standards business model.

I'm sure Mr. Gates knows all this but there's no harm in repeating it.

Linux.conf.au blog

A short blog covering the recent Linux Conf Au here. Penned by our very own Donald Christie, founder and Director of Catalyst IT Limited.

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