No Formal Arrangement/Agreement Exists between java.net and Sonatype
You may have heard about an announcement about a formal arrangement between java.net and Sonatype. Unfortunately, this announcement is premature at best. While Oracle has talked with Sonatype in the past few weeks, there is no contract in place at the moment. We are committed to providing better support for Maven in the future, but we are exploring several options. As soon as we have made a final decision, we will make a formal announcement on Java.net.