Over the years quite a few folks - representing businesses and organisations - have asked me "give me some reasons why we should be open sourcing our code".
For some people, there's a sense of security in fast food restaurants. For the most part, they've got something right: consistency.
I've seen a lot of National voters recently opining that the NZ National Party should partner with the NZ Greens rather than NZ First (and Winston Peters, aka the "Winbot") to form a government.
For New Zealand voters who are struggling to make sense of the current voting landscape, I implore you to read the following and act on your conscience: Vote!
Do as I say, not as I do.
Let's get this out of the way up front: any computer system that is not up-to-date with security patches to known vulnerabilities is a disaster waiting to happen.
It's 2017 in NZ, and our schools aren't producing enough confident, informed digital participants. Sure, they can play games like a boss, but that's just digital consumption.
In a natural (or even man-made) disaster, communication on the ground is crucial for coordinating rescue operations but normal communication technologies like cellphones don't work.