[HEADS UP] New project name: Monitoring Plugins

Michael Friedrich 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".
>> Why?
> 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: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgbbyyNIiHc )

** Rather ask Nagios Enterprises if the value of defending their 
trademark is worth loosing a community full of qualified developers & 
users. **

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.

best regards,

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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