[Nagiosplug-checkins] nagiosplug/doc developer-guidelines.sgml, 1.44, 1.45

Ton Voon tonvoon at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jan 20 21:45:47 CET 2007

Update of /cvsroot/nagiosplug/nagiosplug/doc
In directory sc8-pr-cvs7.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv24843

Modified Files:
Log Message:
Updated policy on contributed plugins

Index: developer-guidelines.sgml
RCS file: /cvsroot/nagiosplug/nagiosplug/doc/developer-guidelines.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.44
retrieving revision 1.45
diff -u -d -r1.44 -r1.45
--- developer-guidelines.sgml	6 Dec 2006 15:53:50 -0000	1.44
+++ developer-guidelines.sgml	20 Jan 2007 20:45:44 -0000	1.45
@@ -809,8 +809,22 @@
 	Credit will always be given for any patches through a THANKS file in the distribution.</para>
-	<section id="Newplugins"><title>New plugins</title>
+	<section id="Contributedplugins"><title>Contributed plugins</title>
+	<para>Plugins that have been contributed to the project and 
+	distributed with the Nagios Plugin files are held in the contrib/ directory and are not installed
+	by default. These plugins are not officially supported by the team. 
+	The current policy is that these plugins should be owned and maintained by the original 
+	contributor, preferably hosted on <ulink url="http://www.nagiosexchange.org">NagiosExchange</ulink>.
+	</para>
+	<para>If patches or bugs are raised to an contributed plugin, we will start communications with the
+	original contributor, but seek to remove the plugin from our distribution.
+	</para>
+	<para>The aim is to distribute only code that the Nagios Plugin team are responsible for.
+	</para>
+	</section>
+	<section id="Newplugins"><title>New plugins</title>
 	<para>If you would like others to use your plugins, please add it to
 	the official 3rd party plugin repository, 
 	<ulink url="http://www.nagiosexchange.org">NagiosExchange</ulink>.
@@ -823,7 +837,8 @@
-	  <para>Include copyright and license information in all files</para>
+	  <para>Include copyright and license information in all files. Copyright must be solely
+		granted to the Nagios Plugin Development Team</para>
 	  <para>The standard command options are supported (--help, --version,

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