The nominations for OpenNTF's Board of
Directors are in.
For the Member Directors, representing OpenNTF's member companies, four
nominations are elected by acclamation:
Oliver Busse - We4IT
Martin Donnelly - IBM
Nathan Freeman - Red Pill Development
Paul Withers - Intec Systems Ltd
On the Contributor Director side, we had five nominees for the three positions.
So, all Contributors should have received a ballot to vote for up
to three candidates. If you are a contributor and have not received
an email ballot, please send a note to IP-Manager@openntf.org. The
ballots must be emailed by this Friday, Sept 25.
The Contributor Director Nominees are:
Köll S. Cherizard
And here are their Contributor Director Statements:
Köll S. Cherizard
Greetings! My name is Köll S. Cherizard, seeking your support for Board
membership. I am a homeschooling father of three, application developer,
mostly self-taught but also working to complete my Bachelor Degree at a
local university, majoring in Computer Science. Like most people, I embrace
the normal cadence of life, technology, sciences, and anything our kids
(two boys and girl) wish to teach us... I try to be open-minded. I work
for a State Agency in the Capital Region of Upstate New York as an Information
My goal is to continue to educate myself,
help wherever support is needed, whether in my current position, or in
my personal affairs; one reason I joined OpenNTF, other communities and
forums. Currently, my participation includes submissions of sample Programs
via XSnippets and complete dowloadable projects. I hope becoming a Board
member will allow me to be more connected to OpenNTF, share my ideas, knowledge,
and help others achieve their goals. Your vote is important to me, and
appreciated... Rest assured, my loyalty and devotion to continuing the
work of OpenNTF, in whatever capacity, is a strong one. Thank you for your
I have been contributing to OpenNTF for a number of years most notably
working on the XPages Extension Library project. I have also created and
maintain other OpenNTF projects (e.g. Maven Build Management UpdateSite,
Trouble Ticket Application). I am always looking to help enable people
to build great solutions. I feel I could encourage new and existing members
to bring their projects to reality and drive the OpenNTF projects ecosystem.
I am an IBM Lotus Notes veteran developer of 19 years, I have attended
several Lotuspheres and been part of the Design Partner program for XPages
and helped IBM write the Notes 9 Exams.
I am still using IBM Notes XPages and
classic Domino programming and keen to do more Java and BluemIx projects.
I am keen to help the OpenNTF.org vision
of encouraging and helping users around the world to collaborate on open
source projects and share them by releasing them as open source.
I think OpenNTF.org should be leading
the way in reinvigorating IBM Notes by highlighting the wide variety of
applications and capabilities and versatility of the IBM Notes XPages framework.
I would like to make the everyday projects
in OpenTF.org that are useful to Users easier to find review and install
and upgrade for users.
I would also like to encourage users
and developers who have in house applications that are being replaced or
superseded to share the project if suitable to OpenNTF.org to conserve
the code and share to other users.
I work for Oval Business Solutions in
Godalming, Surrey, UK.
Please consider me as a contributing
member for the OpenNTF.org board.
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
Most people in the ICS community probably know me better thru my blog at
and also thru my Twitter account XPageDeveloper.
I hope to continue 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.
I have worked with Notes & Domino since 1997 as a consultant, administrator
and developer. Today I work for Helvetia Swiss Insurances as a Domino and
XPages developer. For the success of my projects OpenNTF is a key asset
and I use OpenNTF code from many different projects almost every day. Last
year I submitted my first OpenNTF project XPages Gamification. In my role
as a developer on customer side I contributed new requirements, feature
requests, testing and quality assurance etc. to various projects that I
use for my daily work (e.g. XPT Toolkit, POI4XPages).
As contributor director I would like to take the opportunity to get more
involved in OpenNTF and contribute something back to this excellent resource
and community. I am offering to share my experience as a corporate developer
to encourage others to use and even contribute back to OpenNTF projects.