I can confirm the fix in 3.0.3.
What is still not updated is the LATEST-Tag.
Our problem with this is the Nexus-repository manager, because there the LATEST-Tag is inserted when you (re-)create maven metadata (v.184.108.40.206).
We deploy your software querying nexus with the v=LATEST parameter which takes into account the RELEASE and LATEST-Tag. If maven never updates LATEST but nexus does, we can never be sure what version will be deployed. What is sonatype's strategy on this type of metadata?