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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: AW: AW: Flex Maven FDK Generator RC1
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:17:38 GMT

On 10/15/12 11:57 PM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de"
<christofer.dutz@c-ware.de> wrote:

> Hi Alex,
> But I think adding not adding potentially very usefull information, just
> because noone uses it will certainly not help the tag being used some day ;-)
> .. I know that Artifactory Pro for example allows to filter artifacs based on
> this information. So I think adding these tags to the pom will not do any
> harm, but provide some information that could be valuable in the future.
I don't have any problem with filling out the license tags, but I'm not sure
that will be sufficient for Adobe.
> What groupId are you talking about? The general gid I was using
> "com.adobe.flex", "com.adobe.flash" and "com.adobe.air"? If Adobe would like
> to have something different here, now is the time for me to adjust this. So
> please simply tell me what to use instead ... I am also glad to change
> anything else Adobe or Apache would like me to change. This is the main reason
> for taking this issue to this mailinglist :-) In the end I would like to have
> Mavenized FDKs all participants can live with.
I'm not sure if Adobe will want to change things like
com.adobe.flash.framework or not.

There is no guarantee that Adobe will agree to hosting POMs for its pieces
(and explode out the AIR SDK, for example).  But I need to get familiar
enough with it so I can ask about it.

Can the AIR SDK be in ZIP/TAR form or does it have to be broken out?

I would find it hard to believe that every other Maven artifact in the world
has a permissive license.   Do you know of any artifacts that have
proprietary licenses?  How do they handle their licensing?  If the general
rule is that there are no licensing prompts in Maven and I can point to
other Adobe-like corporations who are ok with that, then I have a better
chance of getting Adobe to pass on requiring licensing dialogs.

I agree for now that having folks download the Adobe stuff first is "safer"
legally, but having all of these separate downloads is a pain point (and is
one of the good things about the Installer), so getting Adobe stuff to be
legitimate Maven dependencies is currently worth a try.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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