Hi Ned,

That is a very different issue as the ads are similar to what we see when browsing. These ads are commonly provided by 3rd party ad networks and not directly related to the package maintainer.

As for this proposal, think of it as links, messages, or announcements specific to the package/library.

We install these packages using pip, poetry, etc. but we don't see anything in the terminal that gives them credit for their work.


On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 9:59 PM Ned Batchelder <ned@nedbatchelder.com> wrote:
On 3/23/20 1:01 AM, Ronie Martinez wrote:
Good day!

I have been developing in Node for a few months now for non-Python projects (legacy project) and I found a NPM feature which could be helpful to developers of Python libraries.

When you install a NPM package, some show a message from the author after installation (see example below). 


Thank you for using core-js ( https://github.com/zloirock/core-js ) for polyfilling JavaScript standard library!

The project needs your help! Please consider supporting of core-js on Open Collective or Patreon: 

> https://opencollective.com/core-js 

> https://www.patreon.com/zloirock 

Also, the author of core-js ( https://github.com/zloirock ) is looking for a good job -)


Is it possible to adopt this? My proposal is to add an entry in the package metadata which I believe is safer and easier to implement compared to running a post-installation script. It is up for developers of package managers (pip, poetry, etc.) to actually print these on the terminal.

I appreciate comments and feedback.

Isn't this the same feature that caused a backlash and a ban?  https://www.zdnet.com/article/npm-bans-terminal-ads/  I'm not an npm user, so maybe I'm conflating two different things.


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