[Catalog-sig] The "Softpedia" spam

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri May 7 02:50:22 CEST 2010

On Fri, 7 May 2010 09:39:22 am Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> > I don't think asking a spammer to stop spamming is the real
> > solution.
> So you are saying we should *not* approach Softpedia? Why not?

It is not up to us to decide on behalf of thousands of package authors 
whether or not their software is mirrored on Softpedia, or whether 
Softpedia contacts them.

I am strongly opposed to PyPI making that decision for me.

I am moderately opposed to PyPI prohibiting the redistribution of 

Steven D'Aprano

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