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NZ Open Source finalists announced

06 Oct 2010

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 GovernmentIRD’s use of MoodleNIWA Ocean Survey 20/20 PortalDigitalNZ’s initiative to make New Zealand digital content easy tofind, share and useIRD’s Online Consultation

Open Source in EducationAlbany Senior High SchoolTabitha Roder for One Laptop per Child (OLPC)R Project – a programming language and software environment forstatistical computing and graphicsPaul Seiler for contributions to MLE and OERNZ

Open Source Use in BusinessPonoko – the hub of a global personal manufacturing eco-system thatbrings together creators, digital fabricators, materials suppliers andbuyers to make almost anythingSilverStripe – a New Zealand-made CMS that has been downloaded morethan 325,000 times globally in less than four yearsMusicHype – 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 ArtsGhosts in the Form of Gifts – the use of open source technologies anddesign to recreate some of the lost treasures of the Te Papacollection from photographs and drawingsLibsparrow – an artwork entirely based on open source software thathas been on show at the Dowse Art GallerySpeed of Sound – a music visualisation installation using open source

Open Source ProjectSilverStripe – a New Zealand-made CMS that has been downloaded morethan 325,000 times globally in less than four yearsKete – a product that enables communities to collaboratively buildtheir own digital libraries, archives and repositoriesR Project – a programming language and software environment forstatistical computing and graphics

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

Open Source ContributorTabitha Roder for One Laptop per Child (OLPC)Eion Robb for PidginResolve Digital’s contribution of the Refinery CMS to the Ruby onRails communityGource – a tool for visualising the history and development of software projects

People’s ChoiceMark Osborne, Albany Senior High SchoolLianne Dalziel, MP, for her work as Chair of the Commerce Select CommitteeDaviCal – a server for calendar sharingAmie McCarron for the Alcoholics Anonymous NZ websitesNZOSS Public Sector Remix – a project to demonstrate the viability offree open source software on public sector desktopsThe Tumanako Project – produces components for several high-powerelectric motor and battery applications