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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Jun 17 23:30:19 CEST 2010

> In theory yes, in real life no - I approached several package
> maintainers in the past due to several reasons..some agree with the
> complaints, others just don't care. Some consider PyPI as their own
> private repository with their own rules and no need to care about the
> community e.g. by providing proper metadata (I call this anti-social and
> PyPI-misuse).

As the PyPI maintainer, I assure you that it is no misuse. Whether it's 
anti-social, I don't know.

So given that discussion, I'm now opposed to enforcing a policy here.
It's not a policy that all users can agree to.


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