On Tue, Jul 4, 2023 at 10:06 PM Jonathan Crall <erotemic@gmail.com> wrote:
I like the idea of a vetted package index that pip can point to. The more I think about it, the more I think that it needs some sort of peer review system as the barrier to entry, and my thoughts to to establishing some DeSci DAO that could distribute the peer review of packages amongst a set of trusted maintainers while also being a mechanism to add new trusted maintainers to the peer-review pool.
Peer reviewers could be funded via a fee to submit a package for publishing.

I agree until this point -- we REALLY don't want to have a pay to play system.

Yes, it needs to be funded somehow, but some sort of donation / non profit / etc funding mechanism would be best -- but I don't think peer reviewers should be paid. Peer review in academic journals isn't cash compensated either.
I think to achieve a scalable, funded, decentralized, and trustworthy package index a DAO makes some amount of sense.

I had to look that up: "Decentralized autonomous organization (DAO)"
So, yes.


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