Today in New Zealand, local and central government procurement of IT services and software uses a model which, if you ask many of us in the local IT industry, produces unsatisfactory results.
I grew up with parents who lived through the most recent tangible existential threats to humanity - World War II and the Cold War (in the US and Europe).
Hello members of the Committee. I thank you for taking the time to listen to me this vital matter.
Here's a tip for all of you talented, would-be tech entrepreneurs.
Over the years quite a few folks - representing businesses and organisations - have asked: "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.