[Catalog-sig] "testime" : package name conflict

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Jan 24 05:43:13 CET 2012

On 1/23/2012 5:26 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:

> That the package appears to have little value to you is no reason to
> delete it from the package index. The policy for using package names
> is clearly "first-come, first served", except in extraordinary
> circumstances such as trademark infringement.
> That the author is unresponsive is more of a reason to delete the
> package from the index. In the past, we used that as a reason to
> reassign package maintenance to a new maintainer.

In this case, the project url http://www.gthc.org/
redirects to http://tkadm30.elite-server.co.uk/
an 'Apache Test Page', and the project download page
is not found. (Too bad, my daugher might have found some interest in 
whatever this was.)  If this continue very long, this would seem like a 
good candidate for removal, freeing up the name.

Perhaps we should have a simple link checker run every so often and if 
all project urls stay out of service for a while flag the project 
somehow, and eventually delete.

Terry Jan Reedy

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