OpenNTF – Where is the inspiration?

On OpenNTF’s homepage you can read the Steering Committee Meeting Minutes of January 12, 2010.


Strategy Working Group – Nathan Freeman

No update at this time.

IP Working Group – John Head

No update at this time.

Technical Committee Update by Niklas Heidloff & Steve Castledine

Year over year, OpenNTF has experienced a 400% increase in the number of releases.

Marketing Working Group – Scott Johnsen

No update at this time.

Nice all those company logo’s as members on the homepage but where is the drive dudes? The only serious contributor right now I consider those 2 IBM guys…

7 thoughts on “OpenNTF – Where is the inspiration?

  1. Werner Motzet 2010-January-31 / 8:06 pm

    You are right. I think this is the character of commitee(s) expecially of those, they have no inspiration, they administrate.
    I think it is our job to give the inspiration(s) and to be the motor, we KNOW what people really need. And I see a difference to an earlier time: IBM starts to listen on us.

    Also I see many good projects on OpenNTF:
    about XPages like:
    – XPage Wiki
    – XPage Framework
    – Demonstration Application for XPages
    !!Help!! Version 2

    Kind Regards
    Werner Motzet

    • Patrick Kwinten 2010-January-31 / 9:12 pm

      Hi Werner,

      as you point it out, most contributions come from IBM, where are the contributions from the other partners?

      The point is: the partnership was announced very bombastic but has it result in much contributions from them other than IBM?

  2. Mikkel Flindt Heisterberg 2010-January-31 / 8:50 pm

    Sorry for maybe sounding harsh and rude but OpenNTF is a community so how about contributing yourself before you start bashing the work of others who actually do so.

    • Patrick Kwinten 2010-January-31 / 9:08 pm

      Sorry but company policies have so long prevent me from playing an active role in the OpenSource community.

  3. Wayne 2010-January-31 / 9:18 pm

    I’d give the guys a break. Everyone has been on overdrive for Lotusphere for the last three months, plus those guys have day jobs.
    The fact that there are so many releases occurring IS THE important fact.
    Besides, the amount of material these guys have output over the last five years more than makes up for any perceived lack of drive.

  4. Bernd Webster 2010-February-1 / 12:49 am

    At the moment the most projects are created by only one person. But what if we find a way so that many people could work on a project?

    That would be a big boost ;-).

  5. Peter Presnell 2010-February-1 / 12:52 am

    Hi Patrick. I think your point might have been valid if the minutes were representative of OpenNTF meetings in general. The one you chose to highlight was for January 12 and yet at the time you wrote this article the minutes for January 19 (a mere 7 days later) had been published and showed quite a deal of information being presented. Could you have made the same pouint by illustrating those minutes? I doubt it! Also, just because a commitee has little to report at a meeting doesn’t mean its members have not been working hard.

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