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From "James Carman" <>
Subject Re: maven-repository cont.
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:21:40 GMT
On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Brian E. Fox <> wrote:
>>Part of the Incubation process is to ensure that there is sufficient
>>community to maintain the code after incubation.
>>It seems a bad idea to allow artefacts into the main repository where
>>they can become dependencies unless there is some chance that they
>>will be maintained.
> This is an argument for saying that TLP Apache projects can't depend on
> incubator artifacts then. Otherwise those projects suddenly don't work
> because a dependency disappeared.
> I personally don't think this should be the case. If they are released
> and someone wants to use them, then they should go into central where
> they live forever like everything else. Just because the community goes
> away does not mean the artifact should disappear too.

But, doesn't that somewhat hurt the Apache name if we have a bunch of
orphaned projects sitting out there in limbo with our name on it?

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