[Kete] Announcement of Funding for Kete Upgrade Stage 1

Josh Forde josh at rabidtech.co.nz
Tue Jun 18 17:01:48 NZST 2013

Hi there,

The Kete Upgrade project has been funded.  Please see the announcement on
the Kete website:

*I am delighted to announce that funding has been secured to allow the most
urgent work to commence on the Kete upgrade.*

This is all backend but will address the critical security flaws and
'performance'  issues due to running such an old version of Rails.

Stage 1 is a stripped down proposal and will cost $50k. This funding has
been contributed by Digital NZ $20k, Te Horowhenua Trust $25k and Tauranga
Libraries $5k. We have also received donations from individuals via

The work will be carried out by a project team consisting of Andy Neale
from Digital NZ, Joanne Dillon from Te Horowhenua Trust and Leith Harhoff
from Palmerston North who will work with Josh Forde from Rabid.

If you currently have a Kete please consider whether you wish to keep using
it and if not, what you will replace it with if the upgrade work is not

We are now seeking the remainder of the funding to complete the balance of
the critical stage 1 work and invite all Kete Libraries to contribute to
this project. Many of us have capital funding left as the end of the
financial year draws in and Te Horowhenua Trust is happy to generate
invoices for ‘Kete upgrade: stage 1, payment 1’ if that is helpful.

Please drop me a line if you would like to contribute jransom at

Josh Forde
022 690 8829 |   04 974 8207     |   josh at rabidtech.co.nz
www.rabid.co.nz      |     Skype :  Josh.Forde

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