The Open Source Society will be relying on open source software to broadcast its inaugural AGM on the internet next month.
And a locally written open source voting application will be used to elect officers in advance of the September 14 meeting.
Society spokesman Peter Harrison says the search for broadcast software was made complicated by the prevalence of patents on compression algorithms. The society will use Darwin server software for the AGM.
A key purpose of the meeting will be to ratify the society’s constitution. The organisation has been established to “to advocate the use and development of open source software”.
Aside from broadcasting the proceedings, those wanting to attend the meeting in person will be able to at the offices of training company Spherion.