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From "Carte Project (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-333) Maven Central Repository terms are incompatible with the Apache License
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMT

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Carte Project commented on LEGAL-333:
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Finally someone understanding the issue, [~srowen], although I disagree about a change to
Maven not being the better long-term solution. If the Maven repositories contained just metadata
(and perhaps distributing a few binaries as a backup) instead of the actual artifacts, those
artifacts could be distributed from their own download sites, and according to their own licenses.
Then Sonatype would not need to care that much about legal terms, and everybody would be happier.

> Maven Central Repository terms are incompatible with the Apache License
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-333
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-333
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Carte Project
>            Assignee: Chris A. Mattmann
>
> All or nearly all of the ASF's Java software projects are distributed through the Maven
Central Repository operated by Sonatype, Inc. Their "full terms of service" (as they are described
in [this page|http://central.sonatype.org/pages/ossrh-guide.html]) can be found here:
> [http://central.sonatype.org/pages/central-repository-producer-terms.html]
> The "Indemnity for Submissions" clause states:
> bq. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sonatype and its affiliates, suppliers,
partners, officers, agents, and employees from and against any claim, demand, losses, damages
or expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) arising from your Submissions.
> To me, the obligation to indemnify against any claim "arising from your Submissions"
sounds somewhat incompatible with the 8 and 9 clauses of the [Apache License 2.0|http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0].
And my understanding is that all of the ASF's Maven artifacts are nearly-automatically deployed
on that repository.
> Am I missing something?  Any comments?



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