plaxion writes: Icinga, a popular enterprise monitoring solution that forked from Nagios back in 2009 just turned 3 Years Old the other day and they also just announced their 1.7 Beta. They've come a long way from a development point of view but it still looks like there's some bad vibes coming out of the Nagios camp as their birthday gift to the Icinga Team was to start what looks like a new campaign of removing attributions for patches Icinga sends over to them. So the question of whether Icinga would last seems to have been answered, but the question of whether civility will ever return is not boding well.
plaxion writes: Let the Orwellian commentary commence because New York is now planning a London-style Big Brother surveillance system for Downtown. Article Quote: "By the end of this year, police officials say, more than 100 cameras will have begun monitoring cars moving through Lower Manhattan, the beginning phase of a London-style surveillance system that would be the first in the United States...Three thousand surveillance cameras would be installed below Canal Street by the end of 2008, about two-thirds of them owned by downtown companies." But wait, there's more! "Pivoting gates would be installed at critical intersections; they would swing out to block traffic or a suspect car at the push of a button."