[Catalog-sig] Please turn off ratings

Jacob Kaplan-Moss jacob at jacobian.org
Wed Apr 6 01:51:29 CEST 2011

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> That may well be. I'm willing to run another one, and use any ballot
> that this list comes up with (as long as the outcome would be accepted
> by all).

I asked before:

How is [Pypi] 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

I think you're hearing a clear message from users here, from the
people I quoted from Twitter -- I can copy over a dozen more replies
if you like -- and from other sources that this feature is
ill-considered and shouldn't be part of PyPI. Why are we pretending
this is a democracy?

You're clearly the BDFL as far as PyPI's concerned, so it's time make
a call. Tell me to shut up, and I'll shut up. Or make the change. Just
make a call and be done with it.


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