[Catalog-sig] [Proposal] Registered packages must provide the source code distribution on PyPI

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Jun 17 16:00:11 CEST 2010

Andreas Jung <lists at zopyx.com> writes:

> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > You'd outrule commercial packages that don't come with a source
> > distribution. PyPI is for everyone, not only for open source
> > packages.
> Commercial package are a special case - I agree. The majority of all
> PyPI are non-commercial.

That's irrelevant to whether an sdist is uploaded.

Rather, the majority of PyPI packages are free software; whether they
are commercial or not is a separate dimension.

Commercial is not the opposite of free; proprietary is the opposite of
free. Commercial and proprietary are not at all the same thing.

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Ben Finney
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