The Sakai master pom is the project "corporate" pom that serves (or is meant to serve) as the <parent> pom for each Sakai module base pom. Currently, 28 modules point to the Sakai base pom as their <parent>, a pom restricted to build <profiles> (and whose <parent> is the master pom). Standardize all core modules to point to master as the <parent> pom. Encourage contrib modules to do likewise.
master (org.sonatype.oss.oss-parent <parent>)
access modules (<parent>=access base)
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