"I realised, right then and there, that it was all wrong, and it all had to change. And that the change... had to start with me."
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".