Well today marks a special day in the development of the Icinga project, its first birthday! Now for me this all started out as a twitter post I happen to see and then investigated further. For me, I wasn't familiar with the structure of the Nagios project nor was I even aware/interested in any political issues that had been brewing, so from that stand point the Icinga project was ideal for me as it was a new direction on a well known monitoring solution. Again I must stress that until I heard of the Icinga fork I was aware of Nagois, but never really had a use for it with my small home set up… This changed when I first downloaded the initial release of Icinga and well the rest is history (as they say!)
I became an official team member in October 2009 (during the OSMC in Nürnberg) to assist with marketing and publicity although in that latter few months I've been focussed on testing and QA.
So a very special thanks goes out to all members of the Icinga team for their dedication to ensure that this fork wasn't going to just be a one week wonder! and with translations for the new Web-UI being worked on by many, this ensures that Icinga will continue to grow and develop into another option for system administrators to consider… 😀