New Zealand Open Source Awards

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The 2014 awards ceremony

The New Zealand Open Source Awards celebrate open source developments in New Zealand at a biannual awards ceremony, held since 2007. The awards are run by the New Zealand Open Source Society.

Past winners of New Zealand Open Source Awards[edit]

2007[1] 2008[1] 2010[2][3] 2012[4][5][6] 2014[7][8] 2016 [9] 2018 [10]
Open source use in government State Services Commission (ICT Branch) Radio New Zealand IRD's use of Moodle GeoNet Rapid (by GNS Science) Common Web Platform DigialNZ and National Library of New Zealand for DigitalNZ The Service Innovation Lab for the Rates Rebates Alpha and Family Services Directory API
Open source use in business Zoomin / ProjectX Egressive / Dave Lane Ponoko Totara Learning Management System DiamondMind – DiamondAge and Mindkits Catalyst for The Catalyst Cloud Sparks Interactive for the Drupal Sector distribution and
Open source use in education [in later years also included Social Services and Youth] New Zealand Summer of Code Mahara Albany Senior High School Manaiakalani Catalyst Open Source Academy City Housing, Wellington City Council for Wellington City Housing Computer Hubs AUT Library For Tuwhera
Open source software project New Zealand Open GPS SilverStripe SilverStripe Piwik Paul Cambell for The OneRNG project The Faucet Foundation - SDN Controller project
Open source contributor Chris Cormack for Koha Robert O'Callahan Tabitha Roder for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Grant McLean for work on Perl and wider community Andrew Bartlett for Samba4 leadership Eileen McNaughton’s contribution to CiviCRM Victoria Spagnolo - for contributions to the Drupal Project and Drupal Migrate
Open source advocate organisers Andrew & Susanne Ruthven
Open source in social services [in later years was merged into broadened Education category] Vet Learn FLOSS Manuals Soup Hub and WCC Housing Computer Hubs UC CEISMIC programme
Open science award – creating the Commons GNS Science for Data Policy and Services Auckland Bioengineering Institute The Cacophony Project for bring back the bird song to New Zealand Kea Sightings Project for the Kea Database
Open art award Select Parks Bronwyn Holloway-Smith for "Ghosts in the Form of Gifts" (Te Papa) Bronwyn Holloway-Smith for "Whisper Down The Lane" Birgit Bachler for "Copy Wildly" Make/Use Team, Massey University for Make/Use: User Modifiable Zero Waste Fashion Wellington Independent Arts Trust for Urban Dream Brokerage
Open source people's choice award Amie McCarron for the Alcoholics Anonymous NZ websites Sofa Statistics Rob Elshire Brent Wood for services to Geospatial Open Source in New Zealand and Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Priv-O-Matic Whare Hauora sensors project Whare Hauora Sensors
Promoting open culture Warrington School for the Ubuntu Room radio station
Clinton Bedogni prize for open systems Robert O'Callahan Koray Atalag (University of Auckland) Peter Gutmann Dr. Richard Lobb
Open Source special awards Brenda Wallace and Lillian Hetet-Owen


  1. ^ a b New Zealand Open Source Awards 2014 Event programme. CC-BY-SA.
  2. ^ "Previous Winners 2010". New Zealand Open Source Awards. Archived from the original on 28 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Annual awards source of pride - Technology News".
  4. ^ "Previous Winners 2012". New Zealand Open Source Awards. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Piwik winners at open source awards". 7 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Open Source and the Arts". 8 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Site that helps with OIA requests among 2014 NZ Open Source Awards winners". 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Common Web Platform wins Open Source Award | Blog | New Zealand Government Web Toolkit". Archived from the original on 14 January 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  9. ^ "NZOSA Awards 2016 | New Zealand Open Source Awards".
  10. ^ "Finalists | New Zealand Open Source Awards".