[Catalog-sig] pre-PEP: transition to release-file hosting at pypi site

Jacob Kaplan-Moss jacob at jacobian.org
Tue Mar 12 16:42:28 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:38 AM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> I'll ask it again: why should *thousands* of projects be censored or
> made to change their release processes, because *you* can't be
> bothered to cache the distributions of the projects you depend on?

Because externally-hosted files are a security risk, one that most
users don't realize exists.

We can either fix this problem now, or we can wait until someone is
compromised using PyPI as a vector.


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