Rachel Hamilton-Williams Elected President

Rachel Hamilton-Williams has been elected President of the New Zealand Open Source Society in yesterday's Annual General Meeting. After gaining a degree in Sociology from Massey University Rachel started her own business, Wellington based Katipo Communications in 1996. Katipo has created many open source software solutions, including the award winning Koha Library Management Software. Joining Rachel on Council will be three new councillors, Brenda Wallace, Scott Newton and Peter Fletcher.

AGM 2010

The 2010 AGM of the New Zealand Open Source Society has been held. Thanks to all those who took the time to attend.

Wednesday the 28th of July starting at 5pm.

The meeting will be conducted via an IRC channel for minutes and logging purposes. There will also be a conference line open.

The IRC channel is:

irc://chat.freenode.net #nzoss

Instructions to access the conference call are:

- Conference Dial-in Number: +1 (661) 673-8600
- Participant Access Code: 1051251#

Note that this is an International Toll call and normal toll charges will apply.

The Final Agenda is:

healthAlliance Enterprise Content Management Solution

The healthAlliance, which runs ICT for several northern DHBs has put out an expression of interest for an Enterprise Content Management Solution.

The relevent documentation can be found on GETS:


In the tender documents there is the following statement:

"We are open to solutions from open source vendors, proprietary solution vendors and hosted solution providers"