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Nagios Trademark Truth

Sep 30, 2010, 16:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Several community members have asked about the Nagios trademark and rumors of trademark problems with a German company called NETWAYS. This post will hopefully clear some things up.

"My name is Ethan Galstad. If you haven't heard of me, I'm the guy who started the Nagios project back in 1999. I'm often referred to as the "Father of Nagios", and I self-profess to be the defender of it as well.

"The purpose of this post is to inform the Nagios Community of serious Nagios trademark violations by a German company by the name of NETWAYS, and its managing director – Julian Hein. The details of the violations are outlined in detail in the timeline below, but the short story is this: Julian Hein and NETWAYS registered for a Nagios trademark in Germany, along with several domain names, and are refusing to transfer them to me or my company (Nagios Enterprises), despite having said that they are "willing" to do so many times over the past 4+ years.

"Both I (personally) and Nagios Enterprises have attempted to resolve this issue first amicably directly with Julian Hein and NETWAYS, and later through our attorneys"

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