NZOSS Membership and Computerworld Offer

After introducing our "free as in beer membership" option last year we have noticed a drop off in paid up members. As a society we run on a very low level of funds, 99.9% of the work we carry out is voluntary. However, there are times when having funds are useful. An example would be trying to help pay for flights for visiting speakers such as Richard Stallman, who will be in NZ next month.

So, this is an appeal to those of you who may not have paid your annual subscription. Please go ahead and do so. Details of how to renew financial membership are here:


The costs are only $40 a year for individuals and for corporates $400 per year.

If you wish to contribute to the NZOSS in an other way Computerworld are able to present you with this joint offer.
Subscribe to Computerworld for $120 per year, (normally subscription is $194.95), and $30 dollars goes back to the NZOSS.

To take up this offer go here:


Just enter the word "penguin" to identify yourself ?as an NZOSS member in the "Redemption Code" field and fill in the rest of your details on that form.

Computerworld are running a number of FOSS features in the coming months, including extensive coverage of this year's NZ Open Source Awards. Speaking of which, awards nominations are still open at :-)

Many thanks indeed for your continued support of the NZOSS.