new zealand

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/www/drupal/drupal-6.19/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.
19

Help Extend the Ban on Software Patents in New Zealand to Australia

http://techrights.org

Head of Microsoft New Zealand steps down, New Zealand permits software patenting only with the "device" trick, and Ben Sturmfels is working to marginalise software patents also in Australia

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 4 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 20 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
41

New Zealand to make software unpatentable

http://www.techeye.net

New Zealand is set to become one of the first countries to make software unpatentable after its Minister for Justice, Hon Simon Power, announced modifications to the Patents Bill.

Read more »
stargrave's picture
Created by stargrave 4 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 22 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
23

The Legal ‘Industry’ of Software Patents

http://techrights.org

Support for software patents in New Zealand mostly comes from outsiders of the software industry - those to whom software is just something to tax with legal expenses

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 4 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 34 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
24

ACTA Text To Be Released on April 21

http://www.eff.org

The 8th round of negotiations on the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement wrapped-up in New Zealand last week, with negotiators announcing that the ACTA text will be made public next Wednesday, April 21.

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 4 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 34 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
27

Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio, and New Zealand Show the Way Regarding Software Patentability

http://boycottnovell.com

More radio stations and also an entire developed nation turn their back on software patents

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 4 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
22

Thumbs down for software patents in NZ

http://computerworld.co.nz

Open source software champions have been influential in excluding software from the scope of patents in the new Patents Bill.

Read more »
GTAGod's picture
Created by GTAGod 4 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
20

New approach sought with open source desktops

http://computerworld.co.nz

Horizons Regional Council "would be remiss not to investigate alternatives" to Microsoft on the desktop, as it has a responsibility to the ratepayers that fund it to spend their money wisely, says William Gordon, IT team leader at the council.

Read more »
Sun's picture
Created by Sun 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
26

New Zealand School Shows Microsoft the Door

http://ostatic.com

Familiarity undoubtedly ranks among the largest barriers to open source adoption — software, like so many other things, is habit-forming. Much of that familiarity, at least among younger users, comes from the prevalence of proprietary applications in education, an area awash with government regulations, competitive bidding, and its own habit-induced hangups.

Read more »
vacuous's picture
Created by vacuous 4 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 46 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
27

NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

http://www.cio.com.au

A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

Read more »
australianrose's picture
Created by australianrose 4 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 46 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
24

NZ Regional council adopts open source

http://www.stuff.co.nz

Horizons Regional Council will take open-source software for a spin on its desktop computers early this year under a push to bring free software to public sector PCs.

Read more »
meteores's picture
Created by meteores 4 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 46 weeks ago
Category: Government   Tags:
25

A free software conference or an open source conference?

http://www.digitalcitizen.info

"...The free software movement is primarily concerned with building and defending software freedom—the freedom to run, share, and modify published computer software. This is an ethical consideration borne out of considering how we ought to treat one another using computers and software [...] Calling attention to the name "GNU" helps draw attention to the cause of freedom and cooperation..."

Read more »
can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 4 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 48 weeks ago
Category: Philosophy   Tags:
21

Survey to answer free software service concern

http://computerworld.co.nz

The New Zealand Open Source Society has teamed up with Victoria University's School of Information Management to poll ICT vendors on their ability to support free software.

Read more »
dogbiter's picture
Created by dogbiter 5 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 4 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
20

The Gates Are Open For Little Blue - Early - Birds

http://www.linuxjournal.com

This year's linux.conf.au — which will, despite the name, be held in Wellington, New Zealand — is fast approaching. For those waiting to get in on the action up front, the time to act is now, because the early bird will soon have flown the coop.

Read more »
brian1977's picture
Created by brian1977 5 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 7 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
22

The free software movement: He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

http://lianza.org.nz

"...When the heart is torn from the flax bush,
where will the bell bird sing?
You ask me, what is the most important thing on earth?
My reply is it is people, it is people, it is people ..."

Read more »
can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 5 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Community   Tags:
26

COSC dept hosts digital freedom talk - Christchurch, New Zealand - Tuesday, 13/10/2009

http://forums.e-democracy.org

Richard M. Stallman talk: «Christchurch, New Zealand - A1 Lecture Theatre (Arts block), University of Canterbury, Ilam. To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing.»

Read more »