[Catalog-sig] PyPI's external packages
richard at python.org
Sun May 15 00:46:00 CEST 2011
On 14 May 2011 18:58, Stefan Krah <stefan-usenet at bytereef.org> wrote:
> Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>>> - in packaging/distutils2, when the register command is called, just
>>> state that uploading the package would be a good idea :)
>> That is an opinion, not a fact. For some circumstances, it may not be a
>> good idea.
> I've uploaded my first package about half a year ago, so perhaps the
> following points might give some insight into the issues that new users
> encounter as well as the decisions they have to make.
> 1) The terms and conditions: As Terry mentioned, the terms and conditions
> are not very clear. I understood the intent only after reading VanL's
> comments in an old thread. Many package authors come from a culture
> that rejects licenses that require interpretation by a lawyer. As a
> consequence, they upload as little as possible.
This is interesting to me. Do you have a reference to that old posting
of VanL's because I think I might have missed it. As far as I can tell
there are no explicit terms and conditions on submissions to PyPI. It
is stated in a couple of places that the code must be "open source"
but I don't recall any serious discussion of the requirement.
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