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Re: Next steps for gitlab.debian (Re: GitLab B.V. to host free-software GitLab for Debian project)



 ❦ 11 juin 2016 10:46 CEST, Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> :

>> We do patching as part of our daily packaging already: to replace (or
>> circumvent) non-dfsg functionality, to integrate into our environment,
>> and everything else that upstream is not willing or able to apply
>> himself but is good in our opinion. Depending on the package, you may
>> find huge patches for our packages
>> 
>> I would not see why a missing functionality of gitlab would be different
>> here.
>
> Ole, it seems you didn't understand what Alexander ment when he
> described his reasoning with a single word, "nagios"?
>
> Do you know what he is referring too?

Nagios' author did create Nagios Enterprise to provide paid support and
integration to Nagios. This triggered a fork (Icinga) by Netways, a
competing business. This created some frictions with both Nagios' author
and the community. However, Nagios' author also started to refuse
enhancements to Nagios and made several threats to its own
community. This triggered other forks, Shinken being among one of them.

I thought this was covered by LWN at the time, but I am unable to find a
link.
-- 
There are more things in heaven and earth,
Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
		-- Wm. Shakespeare, "Hamlet"

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