[Catalog-sig] The "Softpedia" spam

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri May 7 09:35:32 CEST 2010

> I think most FOSS authors are aware that putting their email in a
> package is effectively putting it in the clear on the internet. I
> think we have come beyond the days of "noah (at) coderanger [dot]
> net" and all those silly tricks that were popular not too long ago.
> If an author is excessively concerned about spam, they shouldn't put
> their email in author_email. Is that field mandatory now or
> something? Softpedia is a little annoying with the emails, but I've
> found them useful personally (along with versiontracker) when looking
> for OS X software before. Freshmeat is a similar index of FOSS
> projects, and I've definitely used that before. Is there some reason
> we are objecting to including PyPI data in other software catalogs?
> If it makes it a tiny bit easier to find Python software, I'm all for
> it.

Ok. So I won't take any action, then.


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