[Catalog-sig] Proposal: Move PyPI static data to the cloud for better availability

Michael Crute mcrute at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 14:20:43 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 7:49 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> As mentioned, I've been working on a proposal text for the cloud idea.
> Here's a first draft. Please have a look and let me know whether I've
> missed any important facts. Thanks.

What about a set of volunteer mirrors of PyPi similar to the way CPAN
and Linux distributions handle this problem. pypi.python.org? That
approach eliminates any cost for the PSF and might ultimately result
in better reliability. With the volunteer mirror system you would
still statically generate the files and just make them available for
rsync then setup a page to allow mirrors to register (see CPAN). If
you take this approach I would be happy to donate a mirror to the

Michael E. Crute

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