Posted by Niklas Heidloff | July 30, 2009
The Technical Committee wants to allow
all projects to use IdeaJam to collect ideas and to vote other people's
ideas. This is based on a request from a community member in IdeaJam (see
This capability is offered for now as an optional addition to the 'Requests'
tab in the project area. At some later point of time these two mechanisms
might potentially be closer integrated.
For now each project owner can request
a new ideaspace that will show up in the combobox on IdeaJam.
To do this please send a mail to email@example.com
and use the word 'ideajam' somewhere in the subject (as spam prevention
for OpenNTF). The TC will then create this ideaspace and notify you once
Standard operations like the creation
of new ideas, marking ideas as complete, in progress, etc. can then be
done via the standard IdeaJam web user interface. For other operations
(e.g. if you want to remove all ideas after a project release and start
with a clean list from scratch for next release) please send a mail to
At this point there is no technical
link between the ideaspace for a specific project and the project. The
TC suggests to use the same name as ideaspace name as the project name.
Additionally you should add a link to IdeaJam in the main description of
Additionally you can use the generic
ideaspace 'Existing Projects' if you don't want to manage your own ideaspace.
Again, better integrations might be
done later but the TC didn't want to delay these capabilities for existing