[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

Jacob Kaplan-Moss jacob at jacobian.org
Tue Apr 5 22:50:32 CEST 2011

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:45 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Please understand that you still represent a minority of PyPI users
> only: namely, the package authors. The (by numbers) larger group of
> users are the ones that actually *use* the packages on PyPI. Of course,
> trere is also overlap between these groups.
> Unfortunately, they typically don't subscribe to catalog-sig, so they
> won't speak up here.

How is this any different from any other open source project? The
majority of Python users don't subscribe to python-dev, yet the core
Python team makes decisions on their behalf every day. As maintainers
we rely on our ability to "channel" the needs of our community and act


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