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From Tommy Svensson <>
Subject Re: Maven Central Opinion
Date Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:23:04 GMT

6 jan 2014 kl. 14:10 skrev Tamás Cservenák <>:

>> The arguments about quality I just don't buy. We are only talking poms
>> here. Whatever is in the poms says nothing about the quality of the
>> software itself.
> Quality of metadata. POM serve as "metadata" in this case, so, I'd rather
> say Central enforces quality of "metadata" (ie. POM properly "filled in",
> using proper and proven/owned groupId, sane artifactId, etc, minimal set of
> fields are given, file signatures, checksums are present, no update of
> already deployed stuff happens [ie. your deploy request would overwrite
> something in Cenral] etc).
> Still, you can deploy a jar full of zeroes to Central if you wish, all
> until you use proper GA, the checksums and signatures matches, and POM
> fulfills minimal requirements :)

And I think that is a good thing! It would be rather stupid to do that, but that is beside
the point :-).

> My 5 cents

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