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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Jun 17 23:35:03 CEST 2010

>> Note that even a requirement to upload a package to PyPI won't reliably
>> solve Andreas' problem, the package owner could remove a release or even
>> the entire package.
> Released is released. There are only very few cases where one should be
> allowed to remove packages (e.g. containing viruses, malware etc.).
> Otherwise released stuff must not be touched.

Not at all. If a package owner decides to delete a package, the package 
is completely erased from PyPI. This is how it is, and how it should be.
PyPI has no right to keep the file against the author's will.


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