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The New Zealand Open Source Awards recognise and promote:

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

New Zealand Open Source Awards 2016

The New Zealand Open Source awards will be happening again in 2016.

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New Zealand Open Source Awards 2014

  • Thank you to all judges, sponsors, speakers, finalists and guests for attending the 2014 gala dinner


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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.

For each award the New Zealand open source community nominates the outstanding projects and people that make open source the vibrant and successful force it is in New Zealand businesses and communities.

The role 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 recognize that achievement and celebrate it with the people that make it happen.

Chris Cormack doing karakia at 2014 gala dinner

Chris Cormack doing a Karakia at the start of the 2014 gala dinner.


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