Monthly Archives: February 2009

So How Open is your Open Source Company Anyway?


February 28, 2009 By
Jason van Zyl

Luke Kanies, the creator of Puppet, commented in his last entry about Open Source business models, specifically the idea of an Open Core and what that means. As an Open Source company do you have an open version of your product that’s crippled? Or do you an open version of your product that is truly […]

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Interview with Brian Fox: Part 2 of 3: Saving Central


February 27, 2009 By
Tim O'Brien

In this short, two-minute excerpt from my interview with Brian Fox, he describes the steps Sonatype took to mitigate the load and bandwidth problem which were affecting the Central Maven Repository late last year. While short, this audio contains some very useful information for anyone facing similar traffic problems. You’ll hear him talk about the […]

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Why Putting Repositories in your POMs is a Bad Idea


February 25, 2009 By
Brian Fox

I get this question frequently so it is time to write down my thoughts on the answer so I can stop repeating myself. Here’s the question: Should I put the urls to my repositories in my poms or in my settings? The short answer is: settings. The long answer is: it depends. There are two […]

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Interview with Rich Seddon on m2eclipse Testing


February 24, 2009 By
Tim O'Brien

In a previous post entitled m2e Roadmap, Jason discussed Sonatype’s commitment to quality and testing for m2eclipse. As a follow-up, I did a quick interview with Rich Seddon and asked him some questions about Sonatype’s approach to testing for Eclipse plugins. The interview is approximately five minutes long and in this interview, you’ll here Rich […]

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Galoppini Covers Sonatype's Open Documentation


February 23, 2009 By
Tim O'Brien

Roberto Galoppini just published a brief interview with Mark de Visser this morning which covers Sonatype’s open documentation efforts. As someone who has been involved with Sonatype’s open book efforts along with Jason, Brian, John, Jason, Bruce, and our other contributing authors it is interesting to see the traffic and interest that is generated by […]

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Maven 2.0.10 Released


February 18, 2009 By
Brian Fox

After several months and countless release candidates, the 2.0.10 release is finally official. You may recall some release candidates early last fall from 2.0.10 — those eventually became 2.1.0M1 as several new features were introduced that had a potential to destabilize 2.0.x users. The features were pulled out and the bug fixes kept behind, producing […]

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Nexus rules!


February 11, 2009 By
oleg

Yesterday I had a chance to release Mercury through the newly configured Nexus at https://repository.apache.org Man – what a difference does a decent repository manager make!! All previous releases I had to struggle with different protocols, settings, signature generation. SCP suddenly stops working and deploy plugin starts asking for the password, signatures disappear. Simple thing, […]

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