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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Reuse Maven repository more was: Preliminary NetBeans cost findings
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:25:17 GMT
On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 10:13 PM, Jaroslav Tulach <jaroslav.tulach@gmail.com
> wrote:
>...

> One idea that keeps puzzling in my mind is to reuse central Maven
> repository
> more than we used to. If I understand correctly while the Maven central is
> operated by Sonatype, it is just "leased" to them and still oversight by
> Apache.


Not so much. We license the "Apache Maven" trademark to them, to provide a
fantastic service to the Maven community. But Maven Central is *all*
Sonatype, and the ASF generally just provides oversight over trademark use
(rather than operation).

To state things another way: the ASF has zero control over what goes onto
their platform. Shoot, we have a copy of the software which runs Maven
Central, but it is proprietary and we merely hold a license to run it. This
isn't pillows and unicorns. You will need to make a business case with
Sonatype to include stuff beyond artifacts that Apache Maven can consume
from their repository.

(that is my reasonably-informed understanding; a discussion with Sonatype
and the Apache Maven PMC is your best bet)

Cheers,
-g

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