[Catalog-sig] Is this spam?

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri Jun 3 23:11:29 CEST 2011

Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 6/3/2011 4:17 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Chris Withers wrote:
>>> This package:
>>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/PDFTron%20PDFNet%20SDK%20for%20Python/5.7
>>> ...feels a lot like spam.
>>> The mention of Python if you follow through to their page is pretty
>>> minimal. Not sure it belongs on PyPI.
>>> What do others think?
>> Have you tried downloading their SDK ?
>> http://www.pdftron.com/pdfnet/downloads.html
>> It comes with a Python wrapper for their library, so it's legitimate.
> I am a bit confused about what is considered eligible for listing on PyPI.
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi  says only
> The Python Package Index is a repository of software for the Python
> programming language.

This is the official reading.

> http://wiki.python.org/moin/CheeseShopTutorial  says
> If you have some free software or open source modules that you've
> polished up and would like to contribute,
> but perhaps that was not meant to exclude other software or perhaps it
> is obsolete.

I think it's just the personal opinion of someone who edited the
wiki. It's fixed now.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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