[HEADS UP] New project name: Monitoring Plugins

L. V. Lammert lvl at omnitec.net
Thu Jan 16 22:48:02 CET 2014

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?



This is true though we have another team in place 
now. This had to do with the current team getting 
out of control and not responding to us at all. 
We simply can't allow others with connections to 
competing companies harm the Nagios name. There 
will still be a plugins team and it will be the exact same GitHub account even.

I read their post and it was misleading at best. 
We emailed them in the past about certain thing's 
and told them that it needed to be corrected. We 
never received a response back from them so we 
had to take back control of the site.

We have another team in place and are always 
looking for more contributors if you interested in submitting patches.


Mike O'keefe
Nagios Enterprises, LLC
Email:    sales at nagios.com
Phone:    (888)624-4671
Fax:    (651)204-9103
Web:    www.nagios.com

>In the past, the domain "nagios-plugins.org" pointed to a server
>maintained by us, the Nagios Plugins Development Team.  The domain
>itself had been transferred to Nagios Enterprises a few years ago, but
>we had an agreement that the project would continue to be independently
>run by the actual plugin maintainers.¹  Yesterday, the DNS records were
>modified to point to web space controlled by Nagios Enterprises instead.
>This change was done without prior notice.
>To make things worse, large parts of our web site were copied and are
>now served (with slight modifications²) by <http://nagios-plugins.org/>.
>Again, this was done without contacting us, and without our permission.
>This means we cannot use the name "Nagios Plugins" any longer.
>We're not too happy having to rename the project.  This will lead to
>some confusion, and to quite a bit of work for others and for ourselves.
>We would've preferred to save everyone this trouble.
>One of the unfortunate consequences is that we had to change the mailing
>list addresses *again*: They now all use the "monitoring-plugins.org"
>domain instead of "nagios-plugins.org".  We're really sorry for this
>inconvenience, but the issue is beyond our control.  While we don't like
>the idea of sending password reminders on a regular basis, we'll trigger
>them once for all our mailing lists within the next 48 hours, so that
>you can easily unsubscribe should you prefer doing so.
>That said, we *do* like how the "Monitoring Plugins" name indicates that
>our plugins are also used by various other projects these days.  While
>the Nagios folks created the original implementation of the core plugins
>bundle, an independent team has taken over development more than a
>decade ago, and the product is intended to be useful for *all* users,
>including, but not limited to, the customers of Nagios Enterprises.
>It'll probably take us a few days to sort out various issues caused by
>the new project name, but we're confident that we can resume our
>development work towards the next stable releases very soon.  The new
>web site is already up and running:
>         <https://www.monitoring-plugins.org/>
>We'd like to take the chance to thank you, our community, for your
>countless contributions, which made the plugins what they are today.
>You guys are awesome.  We're looking forward to the next chapter of
>Monitoring Plugins development, and we hope you are, too!
>¹ See <https://www.monitoring-plugins.org/news/domain-transfer.html>.
>² E.g., <http://nagios-plugins.org/> no longer mentions Icinga, Shinken,
>   and Naemon.

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