Originally from the mainland (Oamaru, North Otago), I've lived and worked in Wellington since the mid-1990s. I've been a free software user now for several years - NZOSS supported events played a large part in encouraging my adoption of free software. I now almost exclusively use free and open source software for my personal computer and software requirements, and I like to encourage its use where I can. My favourite projects include Koha library management software and Drupal for content management. I'm continually amazed at the breadth of free and open source available to meet most requirements, and the freedom that it provides to individuals and organisations.