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

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Tue Jan 24 05:52:37 CET 2012

On 24 January 2012 09:26, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>> We would like to publish an open source package on PyPI for our product
>> line "teatime". We would like to call the package teatime, but a package
>> with such name is already registered. The registered package is surely a
>> funny package but not of essential value for the python community and
>> has not been touched since submission many years ago, it appears to be
>> more of a trial to upload some code. The issue now is that package
>> author Etienne Robillard is not reachable under the email given here or
>> under any email address I found on the web. Is there any cleaning
>> procedure that removes packages from the repository if the authors email
>> becomes invalid, the package is hardly downloaded, of obvious limited
>> value and not maintained anymore?
> That the package appears to have little value to you is no reason to
> delete it from the package index

This is my response also. There is software uploaded to the PyPI
package entry. I see no reason to nuke it out of hand even if the
author of the package is no longer contactable.


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