Domino V10: Get Involved As A Project Contributor for OpenNTF

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.


OpenNTF Welcomes HCL as a Member Company


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

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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 openntf.org.