DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION - Monday, January
Once again, the Lotus Awards program
will include an open source category for Lotusphere 2011 - Maximizing Value
with an Open Source Solution.
The category is described in a high
level on the 2011 Lotus Awards web page.
This Award will be presented to a person
or a Business Partner that provides the best template, solution, or sample
made available via Open Source through OpenNTF.org. The offering
must leverage new technology innovations introduced into the IBM Lotus
Notes and / or IBM Lotus Domino 8.X, such as XPages, Application integration
with the Sidebar, or mobilization of applications. Submissions for this
Award should be solutions that leverage these new technologies to address
a specific business need.
Special consideration will be given to
developers new to the Notes and Domino development environment whose solutions
- "Wow" factor and completeness
of solution (30%)
- Innovation (10%)
- Overall business value (30%)
- Enhancements to boost end-user and
organizational effectiveness (30%).
Also the originality factor will be
considered to make sure contributions add value and actual source code
rather than only re-using existing source code.
Award and recognition:
The winner of this category will be
listed on the Lotus Awards web page as done in 2010 (see here). Additionally
the winner will be invited to present the contribution during the OpenNTF
Steering Committee session at Lotusphere 2011.
Everyone can participate and submit
nominations. The only exceptions are all IBM employees and participants
of the OpenNTF Steering Committee. The sitting members of the Steering
Committee are not permitted to personally submit a nomination, however
their respective companies may submit.
Prerequisites for valid submissions:
All open source projects can be nominated
that have been submitted to either the Apache or GPL catalog on OpenNTF.
The following points describe in details these prerequisites. The
contributions don't necessarily have to be published in the catalog by
the submission deadline, but they must have a major project release and
receive IP clearance before the deadline. Committers will then work
to publish those submissions to the Catalog.
1. Authors need to be approved OpenNTF
contributors (e.g. they need to have a signed ICLA or CCLA on file - see
2. Submissions have to be posted under
one of the four accepted OpenNTF licences. For example for Apache submissions
the Apache license has to be applied correctly (see here).
3. Submissions must have been cleared
by the ip-manager at openntf dot org so that they can be added to either
the Apache or GPL catalog. Contact the IP manager if you need to use third
4. Submissions will be evaluated on
Notes 8.5.2 and/or Domino 8.5.2. Non-working submissions or submissions
that judges cannot get to work do not count. No other product versions
will be used for evaluation.
5. Submissions need at least to provide
two or three paragraphs of documentation, some screenshots and in the optimal
case a short demo video (all in English).
6. Projects or new releases of existing
projects need to be created on OpenNTF with the submission as release in
You need to have the code on OpenNTF
and register your entry at the Lotus Awards site using the nomination form.
01/10/11: Deadline for submissions
For any questions please send a mail
to support at openntf dot org with the word 'award' in the subject.