This page details any proposals for trying to change some aspects of things important to Maven: it is a new Proposals index...
The remote repository layout defines how the central repositories used by Apache Maven as well as a non-trivial number of third party clients can access the artifacts produced as versioned releases of dependent projects.
The Project Dependency Trees artifact defines all the side artifacts of a project as well as each artifacts tree of dependencies. This can be used by consumers to decide what the consumers effective tree of dependencies is as well as allowing consumers to perform intelligent substitutions in the tree. By providing the entire tree we can reduce the number of requests a consumer needs to make in order to resolve all the artifacts the consumer requires.
The next generation Project Object Model to be used by Maven 5.0+