Comment 15 for bug 1273484

Jan,
(In reply to Jan Wagner from comment #12)
> This maybe one way. As the origin team swapped the name, due obvious reasons
> and the trademark holder forked from this project, some may argue that just
> the origin project changed his name and a new one started under the old
> project name.
> Under the code (and upstream maintainers) point of view monitoring-plugins
> has the same code and developer base as nagios-plugins was until 2014-15-01.

And this will remain the case, as the commit logs have been retained on the nagios-plugins repo. The question is what to do about package names moving forward. Until the next release from either project, the package, as it stands, should remain untouched. I feel there will be more confusion introduced by packaging the the next "monitoring-plugins" version as "nagios-plugins" as they no longer develop or control the nagios-plugins project and the next nagios-plugins release will most definitely be called "nagios-plugins" whereas theirs will most likely be named "monitoring-plugins" as their github account suggests. As the monitoring-plugins project changed their name and repository, their future packages reflect that fact.

Any new releases from the nagios-plugins project could and should retain the name so as not to further confuse the issue. I feel the break is already rather public, so those who care to be aware, will be soon enough and the decision to change a project name does include certain consequences pertaining to domains, package names, and upstream conventions.

I would like to remind those involved with this dispute, that nagios-plugins source was originally developed and supported by Ethan Galstad for a number of years before community involvement. Many of the plugins still bear his name and copyright. Releasing future packages not associated with Nagios but retaining the Nagios name would further confuse users.

I am curious as to what the packagers think about this current situation.
Regards.