With Domino V10 just around the corner and a commitment already announced at Engage from HCL and IBM to work with OpenNTF, there is no better time to get involved. It may seem an onerous task and there may seem more administration than necessary around contributing to OpenNTF. The measures in place are designed to give greater confidence to our consumers while minimising the work involved for contributors. It's actually quick and painless. There are just four steps:

- Register on OpenNTF, if you haven't already. If you're not going to be uploading the releases, you don't even need to do this.
- Sign a CCLA (if you're contributing on behalf of your company) or ICLA (if you're contributing as an individual). This just gives you and consumers of your project peace of mind.
- Add a license file to your project. Hopefully your project is Apache-licensed, where possible. The text is here or you can copy from another project.
- Add a Notice file outlining who's contributed code and any third-party code you've used..

If you're concerned about the ICLA / CCLA, I've created a video on our Facebook page to step through it as well as give an overview of the whole process.

Plus we have our board member elections in September. Whether on the board or not, we're always looking for people to get involved in all areas like process management, infrastructure management etc. The more help we have, the more we can do.

So get involved and look for more opportunities over the coming months.

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