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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: maven repository
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 00:00:15 GMT
Thilo Goetz wrote:

> One might argue that incubator releases go through a very
> thorough release screening process

So what?  The issue isn't code quality.  Incubator projects are not part of
the ASF, yet.  It is due to arguments like yours that some people have
proposed removing the Incubator from the ASF, and having it as a separate
entity.  We do not give the ASF imprimatur to projects still in the
Incubator.  If they were ready to be official ASF projects, they'd not still
be here.

> and there's no reason to make them so hard to get afterwards

Yes there is.  I wish we could make it a bit harder, actually, and force the
individual maven end user to explicitly accept that they are willing to use
an Incubator artifact.  As it is, the best we can do appears to use a
separate repository.

> certainly not from the point of view of the incubating projects who're
> trying to build community around their code.

We care about a growing developer community, and developers ought to be able
to handle the extra step of adding a new repository to Maven.

	--- Noel

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