Oracle officially asked Sonatype to back Java.Net
About one month ago I was reviewing the Sonatype Free Maven Repository Hosting for FLOSS projects. I was pretty positive about that, being my conclusion:
So, if I were Oracle, I wouldn't spend time and efforts to create specific Maven support at Kenai (that will be the new Java.Net) - using Sonatype's facilities seems to me the best way to rationalize resources across the Java Community.
A few days later, Sonatype announced a plan to provide explicitly hosting for Java.Net projects - and now Mitchell Pronschinske just reported that Oracle is officially backing the plan:
Oracle has contacted Sonatype and commissioned them to clean up Java.net and build a hosted forge for it. Sonatype will make a public repository for Java.net available this week to vet the content before merging the projects into Maven Central.
So it sounds that, in a few months, with Sonatype Maven support and the merge with Kenai we'll have a hell of a forge for our stuff here at Java.Net!