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From Patrick Arnold <>
Subject Uploading external libraries to the central repository without being the owner
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:17:28 GMT

we want to make one of our maven projects Open Source. This project uses 
various libraries (external projects) from the central maven repository, 
yet 3 libraries (JGraphT 0.8.1, alignapi and org.semanticweb) are not in 
the repository. I was asked to put these 3 projects into the central 
repository to make our project executable and available.

Thus, I created 3 tickets on Sonatype Nexus Maven Repository in order to 
upload the 3 libraries. I gave them the names of the external projects, 
e.g., org.semanticweb. However, two tickets were denied shortly after 
("alignapi is an invalid groupID" or "Do you or your organization own 
the domain").

I have, as matter of fact, no ownership about these projects and 
probably got the refusal for this reason. My question is now, how else 
can I get these 3 libraries to the central repository or make them in 
any way available so that users can set up and run our program. Do I 
have to contact the project owners to upload their libraries to the 
Maven repository? Would it be wiser to include the libraries in our open 
source project and tell the user to add them to their local Maven 
repository once the program is set up? I'm not very much acquainted with 
Maven so far, so I appreciate any ideas and suggestions to solve this 

Thanks in advance,

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