Posted by Peter Tanner | September 24, 2012
The nomination period is now over –
and next week we will have two elections. We have a total of ten excellent
candidates who would like to become members of the OpenNTF Board.
1. Contributor Directors – who represent
OpenNTF software Contributors. We have four candidates vying for the three
positions on the Board. They are:
- Christian Guedemann
- Niklas Heidloff
- Ulrich Krause
- Elijah Lapson
2. Member Directors – who represent
OpenNTF corporate members. We have six candidates for the four positions:
- Serdar Basegmez - Developi Information
- Justin Hill – Prominic
- Per Henrik Lausten - PHL Consult
- Stuart McIntyre - Collaboration Matters
- Henning Schmidt - hedersoft GmbH
- Frank van der Linden – e-office
Later this week I will be sending emails
to all Contributors with instructions on how to vote in the Contributor
Director Election. I will also be sending out emails to each corporate
Member's representative with instructions on how to vote in the Member
Here are the candidates statements.
Contributor Director Nominees
Christian Guedemann is working in the
Lotus Development since 1995. Working for Allianz Insurance Switzerland,
getmoreX Switzerland and since 2003 for WebGate Consulting AG. His very
and many more), XPages, LotusScript and Formula Language. He is our chief
solution architect. And the master brain behind some of our most successful
products and achievements. He was the main responsible person to bring
WebGate Consulting onto the IBM (Lotus) Connections Platform in 2008. We
are using this solution now since 2008 and I believe this is one of the
main reasons why WebGate Consulting AG is capable to have the innovative
power we currently are able to use. His latest certification includes:
IBM Certified Integration Developer - WebSphere Process Server V7.0Christian
is an incredible talented Programmer and Solution Architect. He is an avid
reader of books covering this area. He is very fast to apprehend new technologies.
He started with IBM (Lotus) Connections in the very first version and in
very short time WebGate Consulting was using this platform and bringing
this solution to our customers. Christian leads our development team and
has archived, that our developers are all very well educated not just in
the most modern programming languages but also in the programming methods.
This has enabled us to become a Beacon Award Finalist in 2012 http://www.webgate.biz/WGC/web.nsf/0/263500E9B7E2DB84C12579BB00294F7D
This solution helps rural farmers in
Tanzania to get involved with the ultimate buyer like the mill needing
the produced corn to get better prices and provide better quality to the
end user He and his team also where the winners of the OpenNTF XPages Applications
Development Contest 2012. http://www.openntf.org/blogs/openntf.nsf/d6plinks/NHEF-8VMA4Y.
A solution we bring successfully to the market, bundling the solution with
the new IBM XWork Server and the IBM Smart Cloud Offering. Examples can
be found here: http://www.webgate.biz/WGC/web.nsf/0/72D975A4628EC7B8C1257A660032CDC2
Christian lives and breaths IBM Collaborative
Solutions and writes about his life and experiences in these blogs: http://guedebyte.wordpress.com/
I'd like to continue being a director
of OpenNTF's board of directors to help define strategy and direction.
As the technical committee chair I've worked recently on XSnippets and
As contributor I've participated in
the project mobile controls, social enabler and XPages for Connections.
Moving forward I'd like to extend OpenNTF to be an open source site for
various IBM Collaboration Solutions extensions.
Being a Lotus Notes Developer and Administrator
for almost 20 years, having posted numerous blog articles, helped others
on forums and contributed to OpenNTF all over the years, I think that I
know, what is going on in the world of the yellow bleeding people on planet
I would love to represent all OpenNTF
Contributors in the Board of ONTF Directors.
As a Director of IT for a Global non-profit
organization I am constantly balancing requests for all type of technology
support. When I attempt to prioritize these requests for the organization
I look to see which technologies are most appropriate for the job and which
solutions will have the largest possible positive impact on our staff.
I would love to bring these skills which I have been developing over the
past 15 years to OpenNTF. All of those involved with using/developing/administrating
a Lotus Notes Domino infrastructure know that the key component of the
tools is the ability to get groups of people collaborating effectively
in a short period of time. I would like OpenNTF to become the go to place
for Developers and Administrators to get information and tools to help
their clients collaborate more effectively. I would like OpenNTF to be
the go to place to donate a piece of code, an administration tip, or a
full blown application to the community. I want OpenNTF with the backing
of IBM to be the place where non-Xpage/Domino developers can come and easily
get up and running the current Lotus/IBM platforms without a significant
time investment in proprietary technologies. Please consider me for a Contributor
Director position.Thanks for your consideration.
Member Director Nominees
Serdar Basegmez - Developi Information
I have been working with Lotus software
since 1999. Although my primary expertise is on Lotus Notes and Domino,
I have also worked extensively with Lotus Quickr, IBM Connections, IBM
Sametime and IBM Mobile Connect. I am run my own company, 'Developi Information
Systems' and actively provide a number of professional services for the
SMB segment in the Turkish market. As an IBM Business Partner, Developi
have accomplished large-scale deployments and upgrade projects for important
clients. Developi is also an IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Design Partner
and an active member to OpenNTF. As an IBM Champion, I am the founder and
co-leader of the Turkish Lotus User Group since 2008. My bilingual blog
LotusNotus.com is the first and unique blog in Turkish. I am also writing
technical articles for The View magazine, giving speeches and technical
sessions about XPages and have and continue to contribute and work on projects
including XSnippets and CollaborationToday.info. I have nominated myself
for the OpenNTF board because I believe I have the energy, motivation and
passion for this duty. I am also sure that I can bring an alternative view
on the table from a different geography. OpenNTF is not only a resource
pool that provides lots of free code and tools, but also is a place that
has great potential to be the central point for the Domino-based developer
community. Regarding the extension of application development capabilities
of Domino Server to a wider community, the role of OpenNTF will become
even more important.
Justin Hill – Prominic
I have a strong interest in helping
the OpenNTF organization grow. As the user base grows, OpenNTF's IT infrastructure
needs will mature as well. My background on server and site scalability
stems from 13 years of experience at Prominic.NET , and I will use this
experience to help OpenNTF any way I can. Of course, my support will continue
even if I am not re-elected to the SC, but I'd like to continue to help
steer the direction if I could.
Per Henrik Lausten - PHL Consult
I am an independent consultant from
Denmark with my own company called PHL Consult. I primarily develop and
maintain Notes/Domino and XPages solutions.
I blog about Notes/Domino and XPages
I am a member of the board at the Danish
Lotus user group DanNotes.dk
and among other things help organize the bi-annual Lotus user group/conference.
I am chairman of the board at the Danish
group of independent consultants NotesNet.dk.
My company is a member of OpenNTF in order to support OpenNTF and open
source, and I have been member of the OpenNTF board since October 2011.
I have a passion for the Lotus Domino
platform, for XPages, and for the community and would like to use my passion
to continue to add value to OpenNTF.
Stuart McIntyre - Collaboration Matters
As an active OpenNTF board member for
the past 12 months, I have been proud to assist OpenNTF with its continued
mission to be the best open source platform for the community built around
Lotus Notes and Domino solutions. However, my goal for taking on this role
was to help OpenNTF grow to also be the go-to place for customisations
and extensions to other IBM Collaboration Solutions tools, notably IBM
Connections. I feel that this has only partially been achieved and therefore
I would like to stand to be re-elected to continue with this work through
2013. As the founder and lead evangelist at Collaboration Matters, I believe
I am well positioned to spread the word about OpenNTF.org
at IBM Connections prospects and customers, at user groups and through
podcasts and blog posts. If selected, I look forward to serving the OpenNTF.org
community going forward.
Henning Schmidt - hedersoft GmbH
I strongly believe in the Open Source
paradigm. Since I co-founded my company hedersoft last year we became an
OpenNTF member, commited a couple of projects, did our shifts at the OpenNTF
booth at Lotusphere and are now sponsoring the 4th OpenNTF contest. I would
like to further intensify my involvement by joining the board of Member
Frank van der Linden - e-office
As a OpenNTF contributer I have noticed
the growing role of OpenNTF in the IBM/Lotus community over last year.
I strongly belief in the power of OpenNTF
as the main resource in the IBM/Lotus community, As a director of OpenNTF
I will help guiding OpenNTF in the right direction.