As basic contact tracing technology principles:
1. anyone should be able to audit the code, without requiring permission (i.e. fully open source)
2. any other country should be able to use it freely, and
3. no private interest (business) should be able to claim any property rights over this service or code.
This is for the greater good.

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This is what our Prime Minister means when she says that any virus exposure tracking software will be "open source" and why it's important! nzoss.nz/what-jacinda-means-by

Reminder - if you're coming to terms with working or learning from home... we have freely available tools to help you, hosted right here in NZ - see nzoss.nz/workfromhome

Will the current crisis finally be the thing that breaks us of our "growth" addiction? We need to be thinking about doughnuts. (see Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics - kateraworth.com )

I'd like to propose an NZ Friday virtual drinkies event, starting at 5pm today (NZ DST). The venue is bbb.nzoss.nz/b/dav-fp4-4yz all welcome - no software install required, just a modern browser (or Safari if you're on iOS :) ) like Chrom(ium|e), Firefox, Brave. Charge your glass, don headphones (& clothing, it's a family show!), fire up your webcams and join us! We're keen to stress test our BigBlueButton... so far our max in a session is 40+, but we're going for 100-200...

The NZOSS is very pleased to see this excellent support for a key open source technology, BigBlueButton! catalyst.net.nz/news/bigbluebu Well done, Catalyst!

Reminder - if you're coming to terms with working or learning from home... we have freely available tools to help you, hosted right here in NZ - see nzoss.nz/workfromhome

We're currently running quite a few video conferencing sessions on our BigBlueButton instance, but we've got capacity for plenty more... Email us at workfromhome@nzoss.nz if you need a 'room' for your own conferences. See nzoss.nz/relief for more info. Also, we encourage you to join chat.nzoss.nz for any support needs.

We're now offering relief - in the form of very useful - to educators, students, small businesses, and organisations. All gratis. Go to nzoss.nz/relief

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