Last night a group of us gathered at Te Papa in Wellington to celebrate the NZ free and open source community. The NZ Open Source Awards celebrated the contributions of people applying open source principles to many aspects of creativity like software, hardware, making, science, and art.
The event, as always, was brilliantly run, with MC duties provided by Hamish McEwan and the heavy organisational lifting led by Catalyst IT. Joy Liddicoat provided a stirring keynote about ways in which open source offers value to the world's least privileged and most at risk.
The NZOSS is proud to be associated with such a positive boost for those who create and give without any expectation of recognition.
The details of finalists and winners, sponsors and judges are available on the NZOSA website.
The full NZOSA Media Release is included below (PDF format), and video of the entire proceedings will be available online in the near future.