OpenNTF Welcomes HCL as a Member Company

Paul Withers | 2 weeks ago | Comments

At Engage we were proud to announce that HCL had completed the process to become a member company of OpenNTF. It has always been great that IBM, as product owners, supported OpenNTF as a hub and community for open source. And it was no surprise that HCL were also willing to support OpenNTF's mission. We look forward to many interesting open source announcements as we move through Domino 10 and beyond.

OpenNTF at Engage and Contributors

Paul Withers | 2 weeks ago | Comments

Last month the Paul, Christian, Serdar, Nina, Martin and Nathan represented the board of OpenNTF at Engage. Unfortunately Nathan wasn't in the photo. But it was a good opportunity for us to meet up as well as catch up with both IBM and HCL. There are a number of initiatives in the planning and starting to mature. HCL announced a commitment to open source with OpenNTF, becoming members - more to follow on that. And there were plenty of sessions led by OpenNTF board members. The board will also be well-represented at the Golden Ticket event at HCL's labs in Chelmsford MA next month. And the upcoming release of Domino 10 will open up many more opportunities and potential for a new audience to benefit from IP management and project governance improvements that we provide, to make OpenNTF much more than just a source control repository.

As part of those project improvements, shortly before Engage we sent out an email to contributors to get feedback on their projects. We've already had some responses and the first open badges have been issued to those contributors. If you are a contributor and have not been able to reply yet, please do so. Particularly with Domino 10 around the corner we want to be able to promote the key projects available.

If you wish to do a video or guest blog post to highlight a project, those are also welcome and please reach out to contributions at

Domino Is Evolving, Call For Action from Contributors

Paul Withers | 1 month ago | Comments
The board has just sent out the following email to contributors, which we're cross-posting on a blog to catch as many people as possible.

Dear Contributor,
First there was Lotusphere, then IBM Connect, then IBM ConnectED, then IBM Connect again, now IBM Think.

First there was the Notes Client, then Domino HTTP and servlets, then XPages and mobile, now NodeJS and Loopback are coming.

Domino 10 is around the corner; Domino2025 is already evolving.

The world of Domino app dev has changed and is constantly changing, and we know OpenNTF's project portfolio needs to change to stay current too.

Please take a moment to quickly update us on the projects you maintain:
- Project Name
- Status (Active, Complete, Not Working, Superseded by...)
- Target platform (Server only, Notes Client, Web, Mobile)
- Minimum and maximum Notes/Domino versions, if applicable
- Other active project chefs (to avoid everyone needing to reply!)
- Remove me as project chef / I'm looking for additional help with... (e.g. documentation, testing, etc.)
We will be promoting active, current projects over other projects, to help our users going forward. If you are still an active project chef, you'll also be awarded one of our new Open Badges as a contributor plus a staged Open Badge for being involved in a certain number of projects. The Open Badges initiative at OpenNTF already started last year with the OpenCode4Connections contest and will be extended to consumers as we try to increase the numbers of reviews on your projects.

Thank you for your time,
OpenNTF Board

We want to reiterate, we're not planning on removing projects and this is just a first step. We want to make it easier for consumers to find useful projects and reward our contributors. We want to help build an ecosystem of contributors around projects and transfer projects, where appropriate. And we want to be more ready for the future. This will require some additional work behind the scenes, we know, some of which has already been done with staged badges for contributors. But it will enable us to be a better hub for existing and new Domino developers.

If you are a contributor and did not receive the email, please respond to contributions at