Apache Source Release Assembly Descriptor

Apache Source Release Assembly Descriptor helps creating a source-release artifact that contains the fully buildable project directory source structure. This is the artifact which is the official subject of any release vote.

To use it, configure maven-assembly-plugin:

              use this flag to generate source release assembly from the top of a multi modules
              maven project.

                  There are 3 descriptors available, choose one of them:
                  * source-release (zip only, this one is used in the ASF parent POM) 
                  * source-release-zip-tar (both zip and tar) 
                  * source-release-tar (tar only)