Say hello to ""

Christian Guedemann | 1 week ago | Comments
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We at are excited to launch our new brand -
OpenNTF has a proven track history in building open source communities around interesting technologies and products, e.g. it was the incubinator for the success of XPages. But let us welcome our newest member:

The intention behind is a very simple and short story! IBM Connections deserves a dedicated place where the Open Source Community can meet and collaborate in a creative way to build solutions and fix problems!

To celebrate the start of we have decide to organize the IBM Connections Customizer Contest. Learn more about it here!

Have fun!


OpenNTF Board of Directors - Call for Nominations

Paul Withers | 1 month ago | Comments
It's the time of year when we invite anyone interested in participating in OpenNTF's Board of Directors to submit their names to ip-manager at

Employees of member organizations may be nominated as a Member Director – with a two-year term.  There are four such board positions open for election.

Contributors may be nominated as a Contributor Director – with a one year term.  There are three such board positions open for election.  

The terms of four Member Directors whose term expires this October,  Members whose terms expire this year may, of course, run again for another two year term. They are:
Oliver Busse -  We4IT
Martin Donnelly - IBM
Nathan Freeman - Red Pill Development
Paul Withers - Intec Systems Ltd

The terms of the three Contributor Directors expire this year.  Again, they have the option of running again.  They are:  
Padraic Edwards
Johnny Oldenburger
Fredrik Norling

Election schedule:

Nominations open until September 23rd.
Circulation of Candidate Statements September 23rd
Voting from September 23rd to 30th

The winners take office on Oct 12th.

Social SDK - Bringing it to the next stage

Christian Guedemann | 6 months ago | Comments
The big intention of IBM's Social Business Tookit was to make the IBM Connections API easy to consume from any Web / Java platform. And it still is! But how to proceed with the Social SDK in the time of Connections Pink?
It seems to be the right moment,  for IBM and the OpenNTF community to join forces and bring the Social SDK to the next stage. The community has already moved on with the SocialSDK for bugfixes and also enhancements. But now it's time to make the SocialSDK ready for the future. Please join the discussion about the direction of the Social SDK under

Why? Because you as a possible consumer of the SocialSDK are the right audience to bring your needs, wishes and dreams to the planning board. Help us to understand what Framework, Server and Tools you use. Give us feedback, how you have used the SocialSDK, what worked well for you and where you struggled.

Let us also know, if you want to help building the next version of the Social SDK

Have fun