[Catalog-sig] ANN: PyPM Index

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at activestate.com
Thu Nov 11 03:32:27 CET 2010

On 11/10/2010 6:11 PM, Noah Kantrowitz wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> >  From:catalog-sig-bounces+noah=coderanger.net at python.org
>> >  [mailto:catalog-sig-bounces+noah=coderanger.net at python.org] On Behalf
>> >  Of Sridhar Ratnakumar
>> >  I'd like to announce the availability of PyPM Index - frontend to
>> >  browse/search Python packages available in the PyPM repository:
>> >      http://code.activestate.com/pypm/
>> >[...]
>> >  For more details, see this blog post:
>> >  http://www.activestate.com/blog/2010/11/pypm-index-python-developers
> Out of curiosity, wasn't there some musing earlier that people shouldn't be
> mirroring PyPI data in a commercial context? Or at least should offer some
> kind of opt-out?

Could you point me to the specific mailing thread where it was discussed 
that commercial services must be disallowed from mirroring PyPI's data - 
specifically hosted source distributions and metadata as exposed by its 
XMLRPC interface?

It is probably worth mentioning here that we have been maintaining a 
copy of PyPI's data, updated incrementally each day, for about a year 
now. Martin v. Löwis, a PyPI admin, has been aware of this too -- I 
haven't received any notice telling ActiveState to stop mirroring PyPI's 


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