With the removal of the explicit software patent exclusion, and the addition of two tiny words, "as such", the Commerce Minister, Craig Foss, has more or less thrown kiwi software developers under a bus.
In the past New Zealand has shown great foresight and leadership in the world by staying true to its national ethos, even at the cost of breaking from international conventions. From recognising a woman's right to vote and denying US nuclear powered warships the right to transit, NZ has shown the willingness to make a principled stand, even if doing so was seen by many as risky. These decisions have proven to be some of our best moments, and have helped to shape our national pride and culture. New Zealand again has an opportunity to make a principled stand.
The NZOSS has held its 2012 Annual General Meeting starting at 17:30 this evening, 6 August 2012.
Treasurer's Report 2012
4 August 2011
The meeting commenced at 19:00.
Local meeting or IRC:
Francois Marier, Carl Klitscher, Daniel Reurich, Mark Foster, Ian Beardslee, Vik Olliver, Don Christie, Peter Harrison, Robin Sheat, Scott Newton, Alick Wilson, Dave Lane, Rachel Hamilton-Williams, Joel Wirimu-Pauling, Brenda Chawner
Moved – That the Apologies for the 2011 NZOSS AGM be accepted
2) President's Report:
In the last year...
We've got a few new faces on our council, and have retained most of our movers and shakers.
The Council is made up of: