[Catalog-sig] [PSF-Board] Troubled by changes to PyPI usage agreement

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jan 20 16:26:00 CET 2010

Agreed. Until this issue is resolved we can't allow (public) third-party
mirrors. Given the recent adverse reactions to PyPi changes we should be
careful not to cause any further offense.


M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>> None that I am aware of, but Martin is the one who's been making changes
>> most recently. I don't think there's been any input from Van on this
>> yet, but I've been busy and may have forgotten or missed something.
> Thanks.
> As far as I can tell, the text on the PyPI registration page hasn't
> changed since we last discussed the problem.
> Since there is currently discussion going on about setting up
> PyPI mirrors that are not maintained by the PSF, I think that
> we need to do something about the licensing terms soonish, esp.
> since most package authors who have uploaded things to PyPI
> will not be aware of any changes to the terms and conditions of
> using PyPI.
> Any such change will have to be made more visible on the site
> and the Python announcement list than is currently done (you only
> see the text if you click on "register" on PyPI - which, of course,
> already registered users will unlikely do on a regular basis :-).
> Regards,

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