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

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Jan 20 22:54:43 CET 2010


"Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> 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.
> 
> I quite disagree on that statement; I see the issue of mirrors as
> completely unrelated, and I also don't think the current issue is
> causing any offense.

Any public mirror would trigger a redistribution of PyPI uploaded
data without the PSF or the uploading PyPI user owning the material
having a say about the redistribution terms.

This may sound harmless at first, but if we get more VyperLogix
folks setting up PyPI mirrors, I'm sure that a lot of developers
will not be happy about the PSF being careless about who is allowed
to redistribute the PyPI data.

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