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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: [maven] developer repository?
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2003 01:25:41 GMT
On Sat, 2003-12-20 at 19:01, Greg Stein wrote:
> I'd also like to point out the Board has specifically requested that the
> Apache Maven Project should distribute jars from ASF hardware. We make
> certain guarantees to our users, and those guarantees require distributing
> ASF code from known, secure hardware (the ASF itself).
> Thus, a jar repository will be created at the ASF, and ibiblio will mirror
> from that (and probably add some additional jars which won't ever be
> distributed by the ASF for various reasons). The repository will fit into
> our mirror framework, and there will be automatic mechanisms for ASF
> software releases to automatically flow into that repository (e.g. the
> point about releases taking (sometimes) months to appear at ibilio will
> not occur).

If some wants to make a maven-like directory within the standard
distribution location on ASF hardware right now they can. That could be
a first, very practical step the repo project could make. Then let
projects put their artifacts in there as they wish.

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> Cheers,
> -g
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 05:04:04PM -0600, Tim O'Brien wrote:
> > I be a little clearer here.  Do not redistribute anything from ASF 
> > hardware that is covered on a license that is incompatible with the 
> > Apache License.   If you are unsure as to what that means, I'd suggest 
> > joining the licensing list and asking.
> > 
> > I'd suggest using your own resources for something like this.  Keep in 
> > mind that ASF pays for bandwidth, and that we have a series of mirrors 
> > to reduce our overall bandwidth.
> > 
> > Tim
> > 
> > __matthewHawthorne wrote:
> > >> As Noel pointed out, there's a repo project starting up elsewhere. In 
> > >> the
> > >> meantime, though, please be *very* careful about what you make available
> > >> in your public_html directory. Specifically, you need to ensure that the
> > >> licenses for all of those components permit redistribution, since 
> > >> that is
> > >> effectively what you are doing.
> > >
> > > Will do.  I'm not using anything for which there isn't already an 
> > > older version on ibiblio -- so I think I'm ok.  But I'll be sure to 
> > > double check.

Jason van Zyl

In short, man creates for himself a new religion of a rational
and technical order to justify his work and to be justified in it.
  -- Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society

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