It Takes a Village.
We're passionate about open source. Our team is deeply committed to open source community projects and is motivated by a vision to collaborate with and lend value to contributors and users around the world. We have a long history of founding, leading, and of committing code to projects used by millions of people and thousands of companies.
Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information.
The goal of the m2e project is to provide a first-class Apache Maven support in the Eclipse IDE, making it easier to edit Maven's pom.xml, run a build from the IDE and much more. For Java developers, the very tight integration with JDT greatly simplifies the consumption of Java artifacts either being hosted on open source repositories such as Maven Central, or in your in-house Maven repository.
m2e is also a platform that let others provide better integration with additional Maven plugins (e.g. Android, web development, etc.), and facilitates the distribution of those extensions through the m2e marketplace.
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