I have already talked to dtrott and he confirmed his plugin runs under the BSD
license. Time allowing I will attempt to contact him and suggest an official
release. In the meantime I'm releasing version 0.0.2.RELEASE of my one.
From: Gregory Kick [mailto:g...@google.com]
Sent: 21 June 2011 19:28
To: Marco Tedone
Cc: Pherl Liu; Protocol Buffers
Subject: Re: [protobuf] Uploading the maven-protoc-plugin to Maven Central?
I can't seem to find anything about licenses in that code and IANAL anyway.
That said, much of that code is derived from my original code, which was under
the same license as protobuf anyway. Might be worth emailing him to make sure
that the licensing is what you think it is.
Anyway, I definitely support a community effort to build a better plugin. I'd
suggest reaching out to dtrott and discussing collaboration and if you guys
want to work on making some version of either plugin "official" then we can get
CLAs for you guys and do that.
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Marco Tedone <marco.ted...@gmail.com> wrote:
> So, the google maven-protoc plugin has been retired in favour of dtrott one.
> I had a look at dtrott plugin and it seems to me unnecessary convoluted.
> Additionally it runs under the BSD license, which is not very Enterprise
> I created my own, which is just a wrapper around protoc and runs under
> the MIT license *and* is on Maven central:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregory Kick [mailto:g...@google.com]
> Sent: 21 June 2011 18:26
> To: Pherl Liu
> Cc: Marco Tedone; Protocol Buffers
> Subject: Re: [protobuf] Uploading the maven-protoc-plugin to Maven Central?
> See http://code.google.com/p/protobuf/issues/detail?id=81#c20
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 4:23 AM, Pherl Liu <liuj...@google.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Marco Tedone
>>> Hi all,
>>> Is there a reason why the plugin hasn't been uploaded to Maven
>>> Central? If you want I could take ownership of that but then I'd
>>> have to be the owner of the com.google.protobuf Maven groupId, which
>>> I don't think is a good idea.
>>> There are already two other maven-protoc-plugin out there, both
>>> custom and this is causing confusion. I believe people would like to
>>> see the "Google" maven-protoc-plugin and use that, but in a way is
>>> easy to use (e.g. available in Maven Central).
>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
>>> Groups "Protocol Buffers" group.
>>> To post to this group, send email to email@example.com.
>>> To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
>>> For more options, visit this group at
> Greg Kick
> Data Liberation
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Protocol Buffers" group.
To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at