Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Open Source Awards Announced

Winners of the 2018 New Zealand Open Source Awards Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 New Zealand Open Source Awards. These were announced at the gala dinner held at Te Marae, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Tuesday 23 October.

The winners in each category are: 

Open Source Use in Business:

Open Source in Government:

Open Source Software Project:

Open Source Contributor:

Open Source in Education, Social Services and Youth:

Open Source use in Science:

Open Source use in the Arts:

Open Source People's Choice award

Open Source special awards

  • Brenda Wallace - Appreciation for the breadth and depth of her community commitment and open source contributions
  • Lillian Hetet-Owen, Hetet School of Māori Art - for using Open Source to support Freedom

At the beginning of the gala dinner, Don Christie, MD of Catalyst IT and convenor of the judges spoke about the awards, the judging process and sponsors.

“When we started these awards in 2007 we had no idea we would still be going over a decade later, nor that the focus would have expanded so widely from our technology roots to something that represents and reflects our society’s desire for sharing, for collaboration and for helping one another.

This year’s judging panel reflects this and covers many walks of life. We have a teacher, a human rights lawyer, a librarian, a world renowned open government practitioner, an artist and yes, some technologists as well.

So to our judges, Joy, Edwin, Kris, Pia, Bronwyn and David heartfelt thanks.”

We would also like to thank our sponsors, many of whom have supported the the event many times.

Catalyst IT, Internet NZ, ITP, Red Hat, Section 6, Catalyst Cloud, NZOSS, Ackama, NZRise, Silicon Systems and SilverStripe

More information available on the NZOSA website
Winners and finalists:

Photographs of the event: Photographs of the event(external link)


Contact: Don Christie – 021 707 814


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