I am working on an Idea plugin featuring Cargo (http://cargo.codehaus.org/ ). As every plugin it is dependent on openapi.jar for compilation. Cargo also uses Maven as build infrastructure. For nicely handling dependencies, Maven uses public repositories from which it automatically downloads needed jars. Unfortunately openapi.jar is not redistributable, so we cannot simply upload it to the public Maven repository. Thus it breaks our build mechanism, which leads to awkward workarounds.
Since Jetbrains is supporting Codehaus (http://www.codehaus.org/ ), maybe it would be possible to open up the license and help plugin developers to take advantage of tools like Maven: Please make openapi.jar redistributable!
I would really appreciate, if you looked into this and let me know how to proceed.