Maven Project Web Site
  1. Maven Project Web Site
  2. MNGSITE-152

Maven websites don't follow ASF rules on License

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    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Open Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      Description

      ASF projects are supposed to provide a prominent link [0] to the ASF licenses page [1]

      AIUI, websites are not supposed to provide their own license pages.

      [0] http://apache.org/foundation/marks/pmcs.html#navigation
      [1] http://www.apache.org/licenses/

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        SebbASF added a comment -

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        Karl-Heinz Marbaise added a comment -

        The current site states an explicit link license in the upper left navigation ...Is that prominent enought or should be done in a different way? So can this be closed or does need to be left open?

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        Karl-Heinz Marbaise added a comment - The current site states an explicit link license in the upper left navigation ...Is that prominent enought or should be done in a different way? So can this be closed or does need to be left open?
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        SebbASF added a comment -

        That main Maven website looks good.
        It has the license in the Download section, which is the best place for it (users need to know the license before downloading).

        However, the plugin websites don't currently follow this lead.

        Just checked the Aseembly and Changes Plugins and they bury the license link way down under Project Information as well as linking to a local copy rather than the ASF main site as required.

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        SebbASF added a comment - That main Maven website looks good. It has the license in the Download section, which is the best place for it (users need to know the license before downloading). However, the plugin websites don't currently follow this lead. Just checked the Aseembly and Changes Plugins and they bury the license link way down under Project Information as well as linking to a local copy rather than the ASF main site as required.
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        Karl-Heinz Marbaise added a comment -

        Ok. I have taken a look would it be sufficient to put a link into the left navigation in the area Overview like the screen shot i've taken and attached to this ticket. Would that fit?

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        Karl-Heinz Marbaise added a comment - Ok. I have taken a look would it be sufficient to put a link into the left navigation in the area Overview like the screen shot i've taken and attached to this ticket. Would that fit?
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        SebbASF added a comment -

        Yes, that looks fine, assuming that the link points to the ASF license page.

        BTW, if you are doing a general refresh of the plugin websites, they really ought to have links to the source downloads under dist/maven/plugins on the ASF mirror system.

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        SebbASF added a comment - Yes, that looks fine, assuming that the link points to the ASF license page. BTW, if you are doing a general refresh of the plugin websites, they really ought to have links to the source downloads under dist/maven/plugins on the ASF mirror system.
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        Karl-Heinz Marbaise added a comment -

        Do you mean by downloads the following location:

        https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/maven/plugins/
        ?
        Or how is the ASF mirror system reachable ?

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        Karl-Heinz Marbaise added a comment - Do you mean by downloads the following location: https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/maven/plugins/ ? Or how is the ASF mirror system reachable ?
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        SebbASF added a comment -

        Have a look at how Maven itself does its download page:
        http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi

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        SebbASF added a comment - Have a look at how Maven itself does its download page: http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi
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        Karl-Heinz Marbaise added a comment -

        So you mean having every plugin a link to the http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi download page? Did i get it right?

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        Karl-Heinz Marbaise added a comment - So you mean having every plugin a link to the http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi download page? Did i get it right?
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        SebbASF added a comment -

        The ASF releases source, and projects must provide links to download that source which must be served from the ASF mirror system.

        The http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi download page does that for the Maven product.

        There needs to be a download link for the source to each plugin as well.

        The plugins can share a page, but the main Maven page is already long enough so I don't think their links belong there.

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        SebbASF added a comment - The ASF releases source, and projects must provide links to download that source which must be served from the ASF mirror system. The http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi download page does that for the Maven product. There needs to be a download link for the source to each plugin as well. The plugins can share a page, but the main Maven page is already long enough so I don't think their links belong there.

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