Brenda Wallace

Committee Member

I am a technologist, open source contributor, he tangata-tiriti and gardener. I live in Wellington and work for the NZ government. Previously I’ve worked at Rabid Tech, Weta Digital, Catalyst IT and Mighty River Power.

My current interest in Tohatoha (and creative commons worldwide) is in how to respect and honour Aotearoa’s Tiriti o Waitangi, and Maori kaupapa when we work in the open, and work within the copyright (and other IP) systems we’ve inherited from the British colonial system.

I also volunteer at a school code club, and see how naturally sharing and creating derivative works is for tamariki. In that lies the wisdom on how we can be a culture of thriving intellectual and artistic opportunities.