XPages Developers – are you allowed to use the OpenNTF Domino API project? Please answer.

I’ve been doing a lot of shows on NotesIn9 that deal with Java. I will be doing many more.  I’ve been doing this for 2 reasons.

1 – This is how I work these days.  It’s not the only way to make XPages applications but I personally believe it’s the best practice way.

2 – I’ve actually had a lot of people asking me for more Java content.  Either at shows like MWLug or via email.

Here’s the issue though.  When I do Java, I’m using the OpenNTF Domino API project.  This project is a BRILLIANT piece of work that makes life a LOT easier for development.  So far I’ve used this in all my shows.

BUT BUT BUT I am also hearing that not everyone is able to use the OpenNTF Domino API.  Let’s face it – you do need an Admin to get it on the server the first time. (By the way there are paid support options for that project in case you didn’t know – contact Red Pill Now or Intec Solutions).

So here’s my questions. And PLEASE comment as I really want to know.  And yes I mean you “lurkers” out there as well. 🙂

In your environment are you allowed to :

  1. Use the OpenNTF Domino Api?
    1. If not PLEASE tell me why?
  2. Use the latest XPages Extension Library from OpenNTF?


If you could answer and give me any details I’d really appreciate it.

P.S. This isn’t just for Developers.  If you are an Admin or consultant I’d like to hear your experience as well.