Almost as cool is to see the health of open source software in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is the second year for the NZ Open Source Awards, and they received nearly 100 nominations. Among them are our good friends Dave Lane of Egressive, Hagley College of Computing (big ups, Josh Campbell) and Glynn Foster of Sun Microsystems. Finalists also include Wellington’s Silverstripe, whose CMS powers the US Democratic Party National Convention website.
The awards will be announced at a gala event on Wednesday 24 September in Wellington. That promises to be a fun night!