About the NZOSA Awards

Free and open source technology is changing the way people and organisations collaborate and innovate to achieve common goals.

For New Zealand, free and open source technology not only represents an opportunity to contribute and be recognised on the world stage, but also to deliver real competitive advantage to our business sector, show leadership in government and the public sector, and provide more effective tools for community-based organisations as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The New Zealand Open Source Awards recognise and promote:

  • the contributions of New Zealanders directly to free and open source projects or the promotion of free and open source philosophy.
  • exemplary use of free and open source by New Zealand organisations.

The Awards work to raise awareness of the free and open source advantage for New Zealand by telling powerful success stories based on real achievements that are already making a difference for our country.


NZOSA 2014 Judges

Don Christie

Don Christie is one of the founders of Catalyst IT. The company has been providing Open Source solutions to their clients for since 1997. He is a past President of the NZOSS and is currently co-Chair of NZRise, the organisation that represents the interests of Kiwi owned digital businesses.

Fabiana Kubke judge

Dr Fabiana Kubke

Scientist at University of Auckland, Sciblogs.co.nz blogger, open science advocate, and one laptop per child volunteer

Dr Brenda Chawner

Senior Lecturer and Information Studies Programme Director in the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington.

Amber Craig

Technology strategy lead for Channel at Westpac NZ. Creator and director of Beyond the Achievements and Internet NZ councillor.

Francois Marier judge

Francois Marier

Software engineer at Mozilla (Cloud Service team), lead developer of Libravatar.org, volunteer for Debian and the Free Software Foundation.

Dave Lane judge

Dave Lane

Founder of Egressive, and current President of the NZ Open Source Society. Dave is outspoken about the many advantages of FOSS, and has been active in advocating its adoption by business, education and government .

Brenda Wallace

Brenda Wallace is a New Zealand technologist, open source contributor, and open data advocate. She is an engineer at Weta Digital, and a councillor on the board of Internetnz.

   

 

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