here is the goals / requirements currently listed at the wiki. Lets hash through them so we can move forward.
* ASF Repository shall
** only host artifacts approved by a PMC
** be accessible to the public via http
** be mirrorable.
** allow browsing and downloding of artifacts by humans via normal web browser
** include the version in the filename of each artifact
* ASF Repository should
** provide metadata about a project,
*** its components
*** its dependencies
*** its artifacts
*** list of version available
*** url's to find specific versions of an artifact.
** Provide tools for the management of the project metadata
** Allow for low cost maintance by hand without tool support.
* ASF Repository shall not
** Host any artifact in violation of a license, or IPR.

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