[HEADS UP] New project name: Monitoring Plugins
william at leibzon.org
Fri Jan 17 00:03:22 CET 2014
I think this is a right decision given their actions that were done
without consultation with the project. However I also think there
should have been some private discussions with Nagios before doing it
but it should have been done unless they agreed to keep things as they
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM, Holger Weiß <holger at zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> As some of you might've noticed, we, the Nagios Plugins Development
> Team, renamed the "Nagios Plugins" to "Monitoring Plugins".
> 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:
> 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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