Time to move to NZ?

Per a news report I noticed today, it seems New Zealand's Electoral Enrollment Centre has "consolidated the country's electoral roll on the open source PostgreSQL database". Sounds like an interesting project, and a very good use for an Open Source database in general and PostgreSQL in particular.

It's not a particularly huge database, but it's distributed. And they're even running it on 7.4 (though they plan to upgrade) which certainly means they're missing out on a lot of things in 8.x, so they'll likely be even more pleased in the future.

And it's a matter of principle when it comes to sensitive data belonging to the public /mha/templates/default/img/emoticons/wink.png alt=";-)" style="display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;" class="emoticon" / Dealing with it using open source software just makes a lot of sense (even more than just the monetary savings and the very stable platform that you get). Now I just wish something similar would happen here...


I speak at and organize conferences around Open Source in general and PostgreSQL in particular.


Stockholm PUG 2016/5
Oct 25, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
PGConf.EU 2016
Nov 1-4, 2016
Tallinn, Estonia
Berlin PUG
Nov 17, 2016
Berlin, Germany
PGConf.Asia 2016
Dec 2-3, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
FOSDEM + PGDay 2017
Feb 2-4, 2017
Brussels, Belgium


Postgres Vision 2016
Oct 11-13, 2016
San Francisco, USA
Postgres Open
Sep 13-16, 2016
Dallas, USA
Stockholm PUG 2016/4
Aug 31, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
PG Day'16 Russia
Jul 6-8, 2016
St Petersburg, Russia
PGDay UK 2016
Jul 05, 2016
London, UK
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