The aim to create a strong, digitally-enabled society is laudable. However, we believe that the proposals place too much trust in systems that will undermine the overarching aim: "Enabling all of Aotearoa New Zealand to flourish and prosper in a digital world".
In July, Dave Lane resigned from the Council of the New Zealand Open Source Society. Dave is a stalwart of free and open source software in New Zealand. Among many other achievements, Dave was the President of the society for 9 years.
NZOSS supports Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National Library of New Zealand's decision to digitise ~600k books with the help of the Internet Archive.