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From Roger and Beth Whitcomb <>
Subject Re: Google Code shutting down Jan 2016
Date Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:42:50 GMT
Pivot is using Apache Extras basically for "source-code for projects 
that can't..." because of licensing issues.  So, my feeling is we are 
different than AOO.

~Roger Whitcomb
Apache Pivot PMC Chair

On 4/13/15 6:48 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> How much of Apache Extras is "binary dumping ground" (as used by OO
> builds), and how much is just "source-code for projects that
> can't/won't quite fit into ASF" (e.g. for licensing reasons or lack of
> community)?
> As long as you have the source code, then you can attach binaries to
> tagged releases in GitHub.
> Atlassian's BitBucket likewise provides both source code and binary
> hosting - here binaries are easier to attach independently.
> As I said, I also found BinTray a great way to do independent
> downloads, with the optional capability of Maven repository with
> mirroring to Central as a nice thing for those still doing
> Java/Groovy/Clojure/Scala etc.
> It's still "all eggs in one company's basket" of course.. but then so
> is SourceForge.. and at the moment I would be more worried about
> SourceForge disappearing than GitHub or Atlassian.
> On 13 April 2015 at 06:17, Branko ─îibej <> wrote:
>> On 19.03.2015 06:22, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
>>> +1 for GitHub  - as Apache Extras are easily mini-communities of one
>>> or two people and not as clear way in to contribute.
>>> GitHub should seriously be considered. Making an apache-extras
>>> organization there should be straight forward.
>> GitHub neither provides nor allows the kind of service that Apache
>> Extras needs. It's pretty much useless as a pure download server, their
>> terms explicitly say they can shut down a project without notice if they
>> don't like its bandwidth characteristics.
>>> As for binaries - I found it very useful to use BinTray for Beanshell
>>> - as I could do both Maven and regular downloads:
>> Do please consider that all the world cannot use Maven just as all the
>> world is not written in Java.
>> -- Brane

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