[Catalog-sig] an immutable mirror of PyPI

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Jul 6 03:19:27 CEST 2011

At 08:56 PM 7/5/2011 +0200, Martijn Faassen wrote:
>Sure. Unacceptable interference with the freedom of package authors to
>remove stuff. Unacceptable because developers need
>the freedom to remove old versions of their software from the internet. :)

You still seem to be ignoring the part where insisting that people 
keep old things around for your convenience *also* means they get 
support requests from everyone *else* on the internet.  In other 
words, a package author has to pay an (ongoing and perpetual) support 
cost for your temporary convenience.

You are not making a principled moral stand here.  Rather, you are 
asking that other people be made to carry an additional cost, for 
your benefit, on the basis that you don't think their cost is 
important, but you think your benefit is.

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