OpenNTF Elections

Paul Withers | 2 days ago | Comments
It's the time of year when we invite anyone interested in participating in OpenNTF's Board of Directors to submit their names to ip-manager at

Employees of member organizations may be nominated as a Member Director – with a two-year term.  There are five such board positions open for election.

Contributors may be nominated as a Contributor Director – with a one year term.  There are three such board positions open for election.  

The following Member Directors' terms expire this year. They may, of course, run again for another two year
Serdar Basegmez, Developi Information Systems
Adam Foster, Oval
Jesse Gallagher, I Know Some Guys
Christian Güdemann, Webgate
Douglas Robinson, Prominic

The terms of the three Contributor Directors expire this year.  Again, they have the option of running again.  They are:
Padraic Edwards
Nina Wittich
Fredrik Norling

Election schedule:

Nominations open until September 23rd
Circulation of Candidate Statements September 24th
Voting from September 24th to 29th
The winners take office on Oct 11th


Paul Withers | 1 week ago | Comments
This week it's ICON UK in Birmingham, UK. OpenNTF will again be in attendance. In addition we will again be sponsoring the beer (and other drinks) at SpeedSponsoring on Thursday 13th at 5pm. With Domino V10 just around the corner and Connections Customiser available for a year, now is a great time to get involved in open source as a contributor or consumer, providing code, reviews, documentation, or verification on current software versions / platforms. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and put open source at the heart of ICS. So if you're interested in learning more about how you can get involved or what we're involved in, talk to one of the board members at ICON UK.

Domino V10: Get Involved As A Project Contributor for OpenNTF

Paul Withers | 3 months ago | Comments
With Domino V10 just around the corner and a commitment already announced at Engage from HCL and IBM to work with OpenNTF, there is no better time to get involved. It may seem an onerous task and there may seem more administration than necessary around contributing to OpenNTF. The measures in place are designed to give greater confidence to our consumers while minimising the work involved for contributors. It's actually quick and painless. There are just four steps:

- Register on OpenNTF, if you haven't already. If you're not going to be uploading the releases, you don't even need to do this.
- Sign a CCLA (if you're contributing on behalf of your company) or ICLA (if you're contributing as an individual). This just gives you and consumers of your project peace of mind.
- Add a license file to your project. Hopefully your project is Apache-licensed, where possible. The text is here or you can copy from another project.
- Add a Notice file outlining who's contributed code and any third-party code you've used..

If you're concerned about the ICLA / CCLA, I've created a video on our Facebook page to step through it as well as give an overview of the whole process.

Plus we have our board member elections in September. Whether on the board or not, we're always looking for people to get involved in all areas like process management, infrastructure management etc. The more help we have, the more we can do.

So get involved and look for more opportunities over the coming months.