[Catalog-sig] an immutable mirror of PyPI

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Tue Jul 5 17:38:47 CEST 2011

On 07/05/2011 04:42 PM, P.J. Eby wrote:
> At 09:52 AM 7/5/2011 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> - IMO, PyPI should be more for package consumers than for producers. I
>> really have trouble fathoming the idea that a package index/catalog
>> of primarily for producers. Perhaps I'm being dense.
> The cardinal rule of successful groupware is that those who put
> information *into* the system must receive a proportional benefit for
> their efforts, or those who want to get information *out* of the system
> will not see anything coming out.

What's the proportional benefit for those who put stuff in the system? 
How much effort is involved in putting things into the system? How would 
immutability hinder the benefit?

I don't understand.



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