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From "Carlos Sanchez" <>
Subject Re: Difference between Maven repository and dist directory
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:52:04 GMT
Let's be clear, the central repo can host apache incubating artifacts,
it's not its business, it's an ASF business.

Now, only the ASF can publish under org.apache groupId through the
repos setup in the ASF boxes that are automatically setup

But if John Doe decides to publish an incubator artifact under
com.johndoe there's nothing the ASF can do as the ASL grants
redistribution. Now it's up to the users to trust com.johndoe

On 3/15/07, Jochen Wiedmann <> wrote:
> I can understand that the Apache "dist" directory is something
> reserved for certain artifacts. Fact is, the ibiblio repository (as
> opposed to the incubator repository) is not.
> The ibiblio repository is specifically designed to hold artifacts of
> all kinds, if the license permits. There are all kind of jar files of
> all kind of sources. If artifacts are in the designated incubator
> repository, then nothing prevents external users from uploading them
> to Ibiblio, which is usually done sooner or later. (If the artifacts
> are actually in use.)
> In other words, your intention that users have "to configure any
> repository" is lost. You cannot prevent that. Or are you telling me
> that the owner of the incubator artifacts (typically the ASF) reserves
> particular distribution rights, which are limiting the ASL? All you
> achieve is that the POM ifiles of ncubator artifacts typically have a
> lesser quality, because they aren't maintained by the project owners.
> Jochen
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