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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: maven repository
Date Sat, 31 May 2008 02:37:51 GMT
James Carman wrote:

> The bottom line is that incubator projects haven't (yet) gone through
> all the hoops necessary to become official ASF projects.  So, if they
> are published to the main repository, that is in a way saying that the
> ASF endorses the software.  Since it has not graduated from the
> incubator, the ASF doesn't yet endorse it.  This is the way I see it
> at least.

Close enough, I suppose.

This is not about IP Clearance or code quality.  The former is a
prerequisite for any release at all, the latter is the project's problem.
The Incubator's issue is ensuring that downstream users are aware of the
fact that the project is probational, as per the Incubator Disclaimer.  We
don't want that step to be bypassed merely by the choice of build tool.

As noted in other messages, were Maven to finally correct its artifact
handling flaws and enforce signing, all of this could be resolved.  In lieu
of that, Brett is proposing an interim solution.

	--- Noel

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