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

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Jan 20 20:06:19 CET 2010

Steve Holden wrote:
> 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.

Perhaps the PSF should start creating a list of official public
mirrors. We would then need to add a mention of this to the PyPI
usage license I posted.

Setting up an official mirror would then require approval of the PSF
and allow the PSF to monitor and maintain a good quality service.
Package manager tools could then use the list of official mirrors
to find a nearby mirror for downloading the package information.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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> regards
>  Steve
> 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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