Here is the currently listed goals http://nagoya.apache.org/wiki/apachewiki.cgi?action=edit&id=ASFRepository
A repository architecture/implmentation for software artifacts (primarily JARs) for streamlining distribution. Corrolary Goal: Removing JARs from CVS.
* Open (language independent, publisher/reader/maintainer independent, can be adopted by others)
* Scalable (can be mirrored, distributed, etc.)
* Programmatic (tools driven)
* Secure (both for publishing and downloading)
<b>Non-Goals:</b> * T.B.D...