The LICENCE and NOTICE files included in the source distribution of UIMA AS are not valid. Maven plugin, packaging the source gets the plain vanilla versions of the two files instead of the ones that were created for UIMA AS. Modify uima-as pom to include maven 'copy-resource' plugin to copy the right files to target/maven-shared-archive-resources/META-INF. This is the place from which the source packaging plugin gets the appropriate LICENSE and NOTICE files when building source distribution. Configure the 'copy-resources' plugin to run in maven's 'process-resources' phase.