Create maven2 POMs for bigdata and break various dependency cycles making it possible to create a series of layered artifacts for deployment. Update the release guide  to reflect the new release procedures for the maven build artifacts.
The generated artifacts and together with any dependencies not commonly found in maven2 repositories can be published to a maven repository on http://www.bigdata.com, permitting us to automate some of the more tedious aspects of publishing new maven artifacts.
TODO The mavenization will change some paths and will effect references into git on our web site. Find all such references and update those broken links.