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From "Brian E. Fox" <>
Subject RE: Incubator Maven repo [WAS Re: [VOTE] [POLICY] Allow extra release distribution channels like the central Maven repository]
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:36:30 GMT

>Maven is *too* transparent in what it does: it hides the disclaimer,
>preventing the POLICY of ensuring that users are explicitly aware of
>agree to use of Incubator artifacts.

Maven doesn't *hide* anything, it simply makes requests via http. You
can use your browser to pull stuff from Central, does that mean FF
"hides" things?

>If the Maven PMC would get off its collective arse and enforce artifact
>signing, we could put this issue to bed, since users would have to
>the signing keys.

Seriously, the Maven bashing is getting old. It's open source and I
don't see any patches yet to help out. It's not like we don't do
anything, and as was already pointed out in this thread, work has been
started in several areas to make this happen.

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