Free and open source technology is changing the way people and organisations collaborate and innovate to achieve common goals.
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.
For each award category the New Zealand open source community, government, and the private sector, nominate the outstanding projects and people that make open source the vibrant and successful force it is in New Zealand businesses and communities. Each nomination is considered by a panel of judges, who come from the different sectors and bring together a wide range of skills and knowledge.
NZOSA 2016 Judges
History of the awards
The New Zealand Open Source Awards were first held in 2007, then 2008 and biennially since then. The most recent in November 2014.
The roll call of previous winners, and the nominations that they were drawn from, is an impressive testament to New Zealand's contributions to the global open source movement. As those contributions continue, the New Zealand Open Source Awards recognise that achievement and celebrate it with the people that make it happen.