[HEADS UP] New project name: Monitoring Plugins
michael.friedrich at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 23:50:47 CET 2014
On 16.01.2014 22:48, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> At 06:12 PM 1/15/2014, Holger Weiß wrote:
>> As some of you might've noticed, we, the Nagios Plugins Development
>> Team, renamed the "Nagios Plugins" to "Monitoring Plugins".
> Yes, Why? Seems like Nagios has a slightly different opinion, ... why
> can't you guys play nice?
Because Nagios Enterprises tries to censor every mention of any fork.
Mention Icinga on your website containing nagios in your domain, say
nagios-portal.org - ban hammer & domain lost. Claim Icinga copyright on
your patches at tracker.nagios.org - banned. Wikipedia article mentions
Icinga and other forks - Nagios Enterprise users edit the page and get
banned by Wikipedia for being a sock puppet. More on that fights at
Kicking Andreas Ericsson out of the Nagios Core development team, who
wrote 99% of Nagios 4 and then let him fork Naemon? Priceless. (you
might need to see the full presentation from last years OSMC:
** Rather ask Nagios Enterprises if the value of defending their
trademark is worth loosing a community full of qualified developers &
I welcome and appreciate the project's decision to overcome the
censorship enforced by Nagios Enterprises and freely commit to Nagios
and its forks - Icinga, Shinken, Naemon, Centreon Engine, Opsview, etc
That makes me believe that this project is _free_ and follows the true
open source community spirit - it keeps me motivated to start sending
them patches from which i've stepped back in the past due to the unclear
That's my personal opinion, not my Icinga one.
PS: I've taken the liberty to notify package maintainers about the
changed upstream url.
OpenBSD response: "I've updated URLs, thanks for pointing this out."
DI (FH) Michael Friedrich
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