Catalyst notes shift in open source attitude

Wellington company Catalyst IT has been a pioneer in open source content management since the firm was founded in 1997.

It employs 120 people in Wellington and another 30 in Christchurch, Australia and Britain producing websites made with open source code that can handle sensitive information and large volumes of users.

Catalyst makes and runs the website that holds New Zealand’s electoral roll, library information, online learning and several other government sites. It was behind the original Stuff.co.nz news website and recently launched a redeveloped site for Hong Kong’s daily English language newspaper South China Morning Post.