Word keeps spreading about our Java.net Maven Rescue Misson taking place Friday March 5, 2010. And Maven users and non-Maven users alike are excited to take advantage of the offer. If you're not sure whether to take up Sonatype on their offer to migrate your Maven Repository infrastructure over to our hosted Nexus OSS instance, this post offers some great insight.
Providing free maven repos I think has a lot of benefits and not just for maven users. For example, this should benefit all dependency management tools that are built on top of maven repos... Another benefit is being able to standardize on maven repositories, hopefully preventing users from searching where they can find your artifacts. I've wasted a lot of time in the past trying to find valid repositories where I could find artifacts for a project I was wanting to use.
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