I guess you can always use an URL which points to an artifact hosted by a maven-style repository (manager). But I agree that it would be good if you could actually use the maven coordinates, have some gui support to allow browsing of artifacts/versions and allow the downloader to use the fingerprint metadata to verify proper transmission as well.
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We are currently having discussions about consolidating our content and bundle subsystems, possibly replacing them with something entirely different. This is a good suggestion that we should keep in mind. Would you please file an RFE (request for enhancement) bug in our bugzilla  describing your requirements?
As for the current state of things, we don't have such content source but I imagine it would not be impossible to implement one - content sources are after all server plugins so you could go ahead and write your own. This wiki page can get you started on server plugin development . Namely, you will want to implement a "content plugin", an example of which you can find for example here .
Thanks Lukas for the clarification and the links. I'll read up on server plugins and maybe I can come up with a quick solution to my immediate problem (I think, it's mostly about getting the URI to the latest version of an artifact, which I already implemented in a simple java CLI application).
I created https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1062114 in Bugzilla, and I'd appreciate comments about the description of my goal.