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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: apache binary distributions
Date Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:42:59 GMT

> On Aug 5, 2015, at 5:44 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 1:08 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 2:22 AM, Jochen Theodorou <> wrote:
>>> It was also mentioned here, that for example publishing snapshot builds to
>>> maven central is not allowed. I guess in the release document they are
>>> basically to be handled as nightly builds and as such not for the general
>>> public, thus only for the dev-list. It was said, that having the SNAPSHOT
>>> appendix in the jar name as well as not being able to automatically get
>>> them via maven without having to add that "tag" is not enough for the
>>> end-user to know for, that this is no official release. And that if such
>>> things are going into the distribution repository, they have to be handled
>>> as release, including voting and such. For that I guess it does not matter
>>> if it is the apache repository or something else.
>>> What would happen if a third party would do this? Is the project/apache
>>> required to do something about this? I mean if you read this:
>>> some even see nightly builds, not communicated beyond the dev-list on
>>> non-apache servers already as a problem.
>>> Let us put that last part a step up... Let us assume someone takes one of
>>> the released sources of one of the java projects out there, makes maven
>>> artifacts out of it and publishes them at maven central. Is that ok? I mean
>>> that is very near the distributor case, so it should be ok, or not?
>> That is fine.  Just make sure that the published org is NOT
> What do you mean by publishing org in the context of the Maven Central?
> Thanks,
> Roman.

Maven Central has rules about what they will and won’t accept.  
1. My understanding is they will only accept artifacts that have a groupId of org.apache if
they come from the Apache repository manager, except for what would have to be unusual circumstances
(they might, for example, accept a new version of a project that has moved to the attic, but
I would expect that they would try to confirm that wherever the artifact came from has taken
over that project).
2. You cannot publish SNAPSHOTs to Maven Central.

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