On 14/6/21 11:03 pm, Stefan van der Walt wrote:
On Sun, Jun 13, 2021, at 18:21, Charles R Harris wrote:
On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 10:47 AM Ralf Gommers <email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
FYI, I noticed this package that claimed to be maintained by us: https://pypi.org/project/numpy-aarch64/ <https://pypi.org/project/numpy-aarch64/>. That's not ours, so I tried to contact the author (no email provided, but guessed the same username on GitHub) and asked to remove it: https://github.com/tomasriv/DNA_Sequence/issues/1 <https://github.com/tomasriv/DNA_Sequence/issues/1>. There are a very large number of packages with "numpy" in the name on PyPI, and there's no way we can audit/police that effectively, but if it's a rebuild that pretends like it's official then I think it's worth doing something about. It could contain malicious code for all we know.
That is a pretty misleading package description, would have fooled me if I didn't know better. I didn't get the impression it was malicious, but still . . .
Maybe now is a good time to move to accept:
Having just re-read the NEP, I think the Motivation section should mention name re-use: "Additionally, we wish to reduce confusion when package names imply they are sanctioned or maintained by NumPy". Other than that it looks good to me. Do you want to make a PR to add the discussion and change the status, and notify the list of your intention to accept it?