From: Luke L <lukehasnoname@gm...> - 2010-06-22 22:59:02
I'm not quite sure what practical reason Nagios has to be upset about
the license change. In terms of code, AGPL is "more free" than GPL, so
Nagios' code and derivative projects wouldn't be taking anything or
restricting anything from Nagios.
Personally, I would just as soon see Shinken be GPL (or BSD) but I
think Nagios is a)finding a use for its lawyers or b) harassing a
potenially threatening product based off its implementation.
I personally believe, they are upset about the
licence change for multiple
1. yes i agree harassment is a key motivation
2. Also to consider, the code such innovative quality
that Nagios Enterprise is highly considering using it
in their product. If its AGPL they won;t be able to
do that, in the manner they would like.
I also got a message for Ethan,
Commercialization for Nagios has been a bad thing,
and has kept the core stagnant. FOSS is hurt by commercialization
if it is a community project. The only FOSS that should ever consider
commercializing is software developed by a company
that doesn't need/want community development.