On Sep 20, 2014, at 11:26 AM, Ian Cordasco firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I, for one, am happy that this conversation is happening because I wasn't aware of other communities that did this (but was aware that it happened on PyPI). That said, I would really appreciate people's suggestions be contained to improving the process, not towards modifying PyPI. At this point, as I understand it, PyPI is incredibly hard to modify safely for a number of reasons that others are likely better to speak to. Warehouse has a clear definition, design, and goals and I don't know if adding these on after-the-fact in a semi-haphazard way will improve anything. The more useful discussion right now will be to talk about process and how we can improve it and help Richard with it.
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For the record, CPAN and npm both have similar things allowing someone to take over an abandoned project.
I don’t believe ruby gems has an official policy and it appears that they are hesitant to do this form the threads I’ve seen (Though they mentioned doing it for _why).
Most of the Linux distros have some mechanism for someone to claim that a particular package in the distro is no longer maintained and to attempt to take it over, though that is somewhat different.
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