Archive for August, 2009

OpenNMS Training in September

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Just a reminder that there will be formal training on OpenNMS to be held at our main offices in Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA the week of 21 September.

We have two seats left, so be sure to register if you are interested in attending.

Due to issues with scheduling, this will probably be the last training until January of 2010.

OpenNMS wins a BOSSIE award

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Just a note to mention that OpenNMS has won an InfoWorld BOSSIE award in the “Networking and Network Management” category.

This is the first time OpenNMS has been recognized by InfoWorld, and we hope it isn’t the last.

Doc Searls on “Fauxpen” Source

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Doc Searls gives a mention in an article on the Linux Journal website.

Cool! It’s nice to see Phil’s name so prominently displayed. While I will vouch that Phil came up with the term independently, and it was the first time I’d heard it, we make no claim that it was the first time it was ever used.

I gotta hold more parties.

Hat Tip: Alan Porter

New URLs for OpenNMS Blogs

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Just a quick note to point out some changes to the OpenNMS blogs. We are really trying to get organized this year and we’ve hired a company to help us organize the OpenNMS wiki information. There is a lot of good stuff there but it is sometimes hard to find.

They have a number of suggestions and we are working to implement them, but they wanted us to make two small changes to our blogs.

The first was to move my blog out of the domain. I rant on about a lot of things that aren’t project related and that may not interest the average OpenNMS user. So the new URL is

The second thing was that we had a number of separate blogs for certain members of the Order of the Green Polo. None of them had time to blog as much as I do, and with one exception blogging was very light. It takes a certain kind of loudmouth personality to actively blog, so rather than have multiple blogs to check we decided to combine them into one “development” blog. Sure you could always check but that still required separate logins for each blog if you wanted to comment. The new blog can be found at

Anyway, for those three people who actively read this stuff I wanted to let you know about the changes. Please update your links/RSS feeds accordingly.

Huot 2.0

Monday, August 24th, 2009

This post is late (been swamped) but I am happy to announce the birth of Sarah Huot, daughter of Mike Huot (OGP).

Sarah was born on August 15th at 6:31PM. She weighed 6lbs 11oz and was 19 Inches long.

The whole OpenNMS team sends out best wishes to Mike and Katie on the birth of their daughter.