Ten people involved in OpenNTF's software development activities have decided to run for the eight Director positions.  Six are running for the five posiitons reserved for employees of Member companies, and four are running for positions reserved for OpenNTF Contributors.  

The vote will be held next week.  All people eligible to vote should have received an email with candidates statements.  If you haven't, please contact ip-manager at openntf dot org

Member Candidates' Statements

Serdar Basegmez - Developi Information Systems

I have been working on Lotus Software since 1999 and running my own business for more than a decade. My company, Developi Information Systems, provides a number of professional services mostly around IBM Collaboration Solutions. Beyond the business, I have always advocated the core technology by active participation into the community. As an IBM Champion, I have started the Turkish LUG, my bilingual blog site (lotusnotus.com), written articles for 'The View' magazine, presented in several conferences including IBM Connect 2013-2014 and contributed a number of open source projects such as XSnippets and CollaborationToday.For two years, I have been an OpenNTF Board member. We have always been the center of gravity for the developer community around ICS products. And as many of you noticed, OpenNTF is in the middle of a transformation. We are extending our organization with new capabilities to raise the value of our technology and the community around us. This is going to be difficult but equally exciting for all. I am nominating myself because I believe I have the experience and the passion for a change.

Jesse Gallagher – I Know Some Guys

I’m interested in running for one of the Contributor Director positions. I’ve been very excited about the changes over the last year and am further excited about the hints at future improvements I’ve seen; I’d like to do what I can to help make that happen. I want to assist in improving OpenNTF's procedures and infrastructure to bring it more into the realm of other significant open-source communities.

Christian Guedemann - WebGate

My first year as chairman of OpenNTF is almost over. The year was full of new ideas paired with an active board. It was a pleasure to work on several projects, meet contributors, vendors and influencers to make OpenNTF more popular than ever. But we are also in the middle of a transformation and it's no question that I want to remain onboard and steer the "OpenNTF ship" as captain thru this transformation. We have a lot of brilliant plans for more and better support to the community. You can read more of this in Justin Hills statement. I'm very proud that Justin has made it happen that we can use some of the Atlassian products. They are key for the processes that we want to integrate to OpenNTF. Always in focus that contributors can contribute high value software via OpenNTF to the community.

Justin Hill – Prominic

In my role at Prominic.NET, I have been actively involved in the infrastructure of OpenNTF for many years. Just recently, I have successfully negotiated with Atlassian so that OpenNTF will now have full access to JIRA, Confluence, and Bamboo products. This project alone is going to be a significant enhancement to OpenNTF's infrastructure. While of course Prominic will always assist even if we are not on the board, given our role in the hosting of the current environment and expansion into the new Atlassian products, I think it makes sense for me and my team to remain active on the board. This includes key members of Prominic such as Doug Robinson and Dinu Zabrauteanu who effectively support Prominic's role in OpenNTF with me. Finally, I think it best that there be some continuity in leadership over the years. There has been a fair amount of change in this election cycle and Prominic desires to lend continuity to OpenNTF's continued success, evolving board, and increased direction toward spearheading Domino forward with a more active and empowered community.

Devin Olson - Czarnowski

After 17 years of working with IBM Collaborative Software technology as a Business Partner, Open Source Contributor, and IBM Customer; I believe I can bring a fresh perspective to the OpenNTF Board by representing the interests of an IBM Customer.

Martin Rolph - Oval

I'm passionate about Domino and have been following OpenNTF since the original discussion on Notes.net many moons ago. Last year I rewrote and redesigned the front end of OpenNTF but that always felt like a small part of what could be done and what I could offer. I got lots more ideas for the site and as a board member I know I could commit the time to make them happen.

Contributor Candidates' Statements

Oliver Busse

In the past, I have worked on CollaborationToday's website to improve it and have been involved in the processes to keep OpenNTF and the community around it working - and it was really a great time. Maybe you remember the conference calls we had. "We" are connected as our daily work will let us to do so. I admit that I am some kind of sad that the working on the projects seem to have quieted down a bit and I am also sad that some of the current members won't stand for another period.
To keep this really great thing working I offer my help and support now.  I'd be glad to participate to the work on all the OpenNTF projects, to improve things and to encourage others, who are not into it yet, to join us.

Martin Donnelly

I have worked on several OpenNTF projects over recent years as both a contributor and consumer, e.g. XPages Extension Library, XPages Toolbox, etc. I would welcome the opportunity to help organise and guide the organisation over the coming year and assist with its continued success.

Patrick Kwinten
OpenNTF is a rich environment for developers and administrators to express and share their ideas, hopes and believes regarding the IBM Notes Domino platform. Everyone's contribution is valuable and treated with respect. As contributor director I bring my experience from both Notes customer and ISV side to this great community.

Fredrik Norling

I'm an ICS consultant that has worked with IBM Domino since the mid 90:th both as an Admin and Developer. I work for a Swedish IBM Business Partner, QNova Systems with developing new XPage related software and cloud solutions. Most people in the ICS community probably know me better thru my blog at www.xpagedeveloper.com and also thru my Twitter account XPageDeveloper.
I hope to be an asset to the OpenNTF community by finding solutions and processes to increase simplicity and business values. So we get more Developers/Companies to share knowledge thru the community and use OpenNTF solutions in their daily work.

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