[Nagiosplug-devel] Working for Altinity

Ton Voon ton.voon at altinity.com
Wed Aug 17 07:09:31 CEST 2005


I want to declare a potential conflict of interest. I have just  
started a new job for Altinity (http://www.altinity.com). They sell a  
monitoring solution based on Nagios called OpsView and have asked me  
to help with their development, services and support to their  
customers. One of the attractions of the company is that they "get"  
open source and have confirmed that I can do Nagios Plugins work as  
part of helping the overall community. Altinity have already released  
code to Nagios Exchange and will be contributing more in future.

I understand there may be concern that I will not be able to keep my  
"two hats" separate (as Nagios Plugins project lead and as Altinity  
employee), but I think I am capable of it. If you think there are  
specific instances where I am not fulfilling this, you have my  
permission to call it. Please contact me privately or via this  
mailing list and I will try and resolve it or stand down if that is  
the preferable outcome.

But let's not be too negative. I think this move will allow this  
project to move up a level, which will lead to better software. There  
will be competition in the services space - as there are quite a few  
resellers in the market - but this is what the commercial side of  
open source software is all about. Anyway, I personally think that  
the market for good monitoring solutions is very large - every  
company needs it!

I see the real targets are BMC Patrol, IBM Tivoli and all the other  
complicated, expensive and frankly unusable products.


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