From the very beginning, there has been strong intent for HCLSoftware (formally HCL Products and Platforms) to be a key player in open source — for us to be involved in external communities as participants, contributors, and leaders. As strong as that intent has been it has taken us time to build our internal communities, training programs, and means of prioritization so that we at HCLSoftware could contribute in a consistent and sustainable way. Well, that time has arrived.
HCLSoftware’s OSPO (open-source project office) has approved our participation with the Jitsi community. This long-standing community is dedicated to an open and modern meeting environment with technology that challenges many of the existing proprietary tools. We will be over the coming weeks and months submitting fixes and new features that we have developed while building our chat and meetings solution, HCL Sametime Premium. We are also working with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and OpenNTF.
The value of an open-source community can be immeasurable at times. We have all seen this with examples like the Apache Software Foundation or Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and how passionate communities and developers can make amazing innovations to technology that truly makes a difference. These are the types of communities we at HCLSoftware want to contribute to on an ongoing and consistent basis.
For our own customers, new samples are being published on our new HCLSoftware public github.com repository that demonstrate capabilities or provide simple tooling for HCLSoftware’s products including samples for the HCL Domino AppDev Pack and soon some of our product documentation.
We are firmly committed to expanding our participation in other open-source communities and industry consortiums. HCLSoftware will be a leader in the open-source movement with growing contributions and participation over the coming months and years. This will allow us to dramatically increase our velocity in features and functions and will result in higher quality products for our customers and partners. But even more importantly, it will enable our customers and partners to work with us in a more transparent and productive way.