"Netways, a German company that supports and
contributes to Nagios, is among those behind Icinga. As the new
project team's site indicates, 'This team currently consists of
members of the previous Nagios community advisory board, developers
of numerous Nagios extensions and Netways, the organiser of the
Conference on Nagios and provider of the NagiosExchange platform.'
Although it is certainly natural and even beneficial to have some
commercial backing of a fork, the extent to which this represents
Netways' efforts to establish itself as the German company and
community for Nagios seems unclear. I would also add that this is
the only reference from Icinga on Netways, other than the team page
which highlights three of seven founding members working on
Netways-related projects with Nagios."