Take a look at the proposals:
Hopefully it will be clear.
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> Subject: Re: [proposal] java artifact specifier v0.1
> From: "Tim Anderson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > 'type' is there to logically group artifacts, to aid users browsing
> > the repository. For products with many artifacts, this makes navigating
> > the repository easier.
> So the sole purpose of this is to make navigation easier? Isn't that what
> the groupID is meant to be used for? How does type/groupID differ in their