The Mission of OpenNTF, Inc. is to support the open source projects hosted at openntf.org. OpenNTF provides the framework for the community to develop open source applications which may be freely distributed. OpenNTF is formed exclusively as a non-profit trade association, as set out in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).
OpenNTF is devoted to:
OpenNTF was launched in 2002 by people from the Lotus Notes/Domino community. Since then 65.000 users have registered on OpenNTF to download code. There are more than 400 open source projects and an additional 1000 snippets of code. In May 2009 the new OpenNTF Alliance was established. The Alliance is in the process of being replaced by the newly incorporated OpenNTF, which, by the end of September 2011, will take over the operation of the OpenNTF site.
- Enabling groups of individuals all over the world to collaborate on software applications and release them as open source.
- Providing a framework for the community so that open source applications may be freely distributed, using widely accepted licensing terms.
- Increasing the quality and quantity of templates, applications and samples that are shared by the community.
OpenNTF Members and People
OpenNTF Members - Members are companies with the common interest to provide open source for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino and to encourage broad industry use of these applications. To achieve these goals members are willing to devote resources or participate in other ways. Companies can join be filling out the Membership Agreement and sending it to the IP-Manager at OpenNTF.org. The Board will then vote on whether to accept your company as a new Member.
People behind OpenNTF - People can help OpenNTF in various ways and roles. Contributors can contribute code, some of them are committers who can add cleared releases to the catalogs. There are also committees and working groups that manage the strategy and daily business of OpenNTF.
This page contains an OpenNTF overview presentation, the OpenNTF logo and various other tools to promote OpenNTF.
OpenNTF is an open source software development community. The OpenNTF also provides a framework for the community so that open source applications may be freely distributed, using widely accepted licensing terms.
There are a series of legal documents that define the policies and procedures of the OpenNTF – as follows:
FAQ’s – providing answers to some of the more common questions. Please let us know if you would like us to add additional FAQ’s.
Membership Agreement – which all members sign
Bylaws – which govern OpenNTF Inc.
Intellectual Property Policy – governs how OpenNTF handles Intellectual Property issues.
Contribution Process – describes how you go about making contributions to OpenNTF.
Individual Contribution License Agreement – the license that covers contributions from individuals to the OpenNTF community.
Corporate Contribution License Agreement – the license that covers contributions from an organization to the OpenNTF community.
OpenNTF Copyright Notification Procedure - which provides a mechanism of requesting the removal of any content posted on or accessible through this Web site that infringes your copyright.
Antitrust Compliance Policy – which governs how OpenNTF Members ensure compliance with Antitrust laws.
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