The New Zealand Herald reports on Auckland University offering a $10,000 prize for the individual who has made the greatest contribution to the field of open systems in the past two years.
Linux is not storming the Desktop, despite it reaching a level of maturity at least five years ago to be used by general purpose users. However, it is starting to have an impact in the mobile phone world in the form of Android.
Most NZOSS readers will now be aware of this removed, but cached blog that referred to a meeting that NZICT had with MED. NZICT came away with the impression that MED were changing the intent of the Commerce Select Committee's recommendation, and changing the legislation in a way that would allow software to be patentable after all. The Google cache seems to have expired:
This is a repeat of my announcement to the NZOSS openchat email list:
I need to make an announcement before it becomes more widely published:
I will be standing down as President at the AGM. I have had pleasure of having the role for three years and enjoyed it immensely. It is hard not to stand again.
But it is certainly time for others to take up the reins and set a new tone and possibly priorities and I know some candidates are already girding their loins. So, in light of that here are some highlights of those three years.
From GETS comes "Advance Notice of Intention to Release Request for Information - Advance Notice of Intention to Release Request for Information" issued by the DIA (GETS Reference: 29927).