Saxon is not available via Maven

Please note that there is no authorised distribution of Saxon in any public Maven repository. If you find Saxon in such a repository, it is unofficial and unauthorised.

The reason for this is that Saxon includes a number of third-party software components which have been made available under BSD-style licenses: these typically include the condition that whenever the software is distributed, certain formal notices must distributed along with the software. It appears that distributing via Maven is incompatible with this condition, since Maven allows the JAR files to be downloaded without the accompanying notices. If you upload Saxon Jar files to a Maven repository, and possibly even if you download them, you are therefore in breach of the terms of use.

Posted by Michael Kay 2009-10-02

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