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Nexus Indexer Codebase Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance Status


The Nexus Indexer is the defacto standard for producing indexes of Maven repositories. The Indexes are produced and consumed by all major tools in the ecosystem.

Project info

  • The Maven PMC is responsible for the code.
  • The donated code is located at (signature:
  • The code will be imported into as part of the Maven project.
  • Brian Fox is the officer responsible for managing the donation process.

Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd).

Identify the codebase

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2010-03-01 If applicable, make sure that any associated name does not already exist and is not already trademarked for an existing software product.

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2010-04-19 Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.
2010-04-19 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Identify name recorded for software grant: Nexus Indexer (see line 343 of cclas.txt)

Verify distribution rights

Corporations and individuals holding existing distribution rights:

  • Sonatype, Inc
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2010-03-01 Check that all active committers have a signed CLA on record.
2010-03-01 Remind active committers that they are responsible for ensuring that a Corporate CLA is recorded if such is required to authorize their contributions under their individual CLA.
2010-03-01 Check and make sure that for all items included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.
20010-04-19 Check and make sure that all items depended upon by the project is covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.

Generally, the result of checking off these items will be a Software Grant, CLA, and Corporate CLA for ASF licensed code, which must have no dependencies upon items whose licenses that are incompatible with the Apache License.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

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