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Welcome to seeds, a show where we talk with people making a positive impact with their lives.  We are particularly interested in social enterprises and entrepreneurs.  We listen to them reflect on their journeys and take time to dig deeper in order to better understand what really motivates their choices. 

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For the ebook "Social Enterprises in New Zealand: A Legal Handbook" send me an email and will reply with it.  

A few articles I've written recently on social enterprise in New Zealand here, why social enterprise matters here, discussing the idea of new legal structures here, on Maoritanga and its lessons for social enterprises here, how it relates to charity here and 5 key questions for social enterprises here and quoted in recent Stuff article here and on exponential technology here. 

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Sep 3, 2018

Dave Lane is an advocate for open source software and is the President of the NZ Open Source Society.  In this interview we talk about his early years (including his Quaker roots) and growing up in a multilingual home.  We also discuss his studies and what led him to New Zealand and his experiences as an entrepreneur.  

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This particular episode - in the spirit of the content discussed - is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

A comment from Dave:

"I'm an advocate for greater openness and appreciation of the freedoms we have. I'm a free and open source software developer, longtime technologist, business owner, and an enthusiast about many other things.

I post lots of ideas and observations related to technology, the world, society, and issues like international trade agreements, multinational corporations, and online voting, on my professional blog:

As current president of the NZ Open Source Society, I write a lot of the content on and associated sites like and

I maintain a blog about my work on the free and open source technologies underlying with the Open Education Resource universitas (the OERu - here -"