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NZ Open Source finalists announced

06 Oct 10

The ‘Open Source Use in Business’ and ‘Open Source Project’ awards were the two most entered categories of the event, which aims to raise the profile of open source and free software.

Voting for the ‘People’s Choice’ award is opens to the public from October 7th and the winners will be announced on November 9th in Wellington.

The full list of finalists is:

Open Source in Government
IRD’s use of Moodle
NIWA Ocean Survey 20/20 Portal
DigitalNZ’s initiative to make New Zealand digital content easy to
find, share and use
IRD’s Online Consultation

Open Source in Education
Albany Senior High School
Tabitha Roder for One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
R Project – a programming language and software environment for
statistical computing and graphics
Paul Seiler for contributions to MLE and OERNZ

Open Source Use in Business
Ponoko – the hub of a global personal manufacturing eco-system that
brings together creators, digital fabricators, materials suppliers and
buyers to make almost anything
SilverStripe – a New Zealand-made CMS that has been downloaded more
than 325,000 times globally in less than four years
MusicHype – an online music venue that uses a custom built 'Appreciation Engine'
Adaxa – the Adaxa Suite of combined ERP, CRM, Document Management,
VoIP, CMS and BI tools

Open Source Use in the Arts
Ghosts in the Form of Gifts – the use of open source technologies and
design to recreate some of the lost treasures of the Te Papa
collection from photographs and drawings
Libsparrow – an artwork entirely based on open source software that
has been on show at the Dowse Art Gallery
Speed of Sound – a music visualisation installation using open source

Open Source Project
SilverStripe – a New Zealand-made CMS that has been downloaded more
than 325,000 times globally in less than four years
Kete – a product that enables communities to collaboratively build
their own digital libraries, archives and repositories
R Project – a programming language and software environment for
statistical computing and graphics

Open Source Advocate
Linux.conf.au organisers Andrew & Suzanne Ruthvern
Tabitha Roder for One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
Software Freedom Day organisers Jayne Wallis & Ruth McDavitt

Open Source Contributor
Tabitha Roder for One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
Eion Robb for Pidgin
Resolve Digital’s contribution of the Refinery CMS to the Ruby on
Rails community
Gource – a tool for visualising the history and development of software projects

People’s Choice
Mark Osborne, Albany Senior High School
Lianne Dalziel, MP, for her work as Chair of the Commerce Select Committee
DaviCal – a server for calendar sharing
Amie McCarron for the Alcoholics Anonymous NZ websites
NZOSS Public Sector Remix – a project to demonstrate the viability of
free open source software on public sector desktops
The Tumanako Project – produces components for several high-power
electric motor and battery applications

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