[Distutils] Python people want CPAN and how the latter came about

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Fri Dec 25 12:22:05 CET 2009

In a message of Fri, 25 Dec 2009 19:43:24 +0900, David Cournapeau writes:
>I think many people within
>the group of disatisfied Pypi users would be happy to have less
>packages for a better overall experience.

Aside from the fact that the word you want is _fewer_ not _less_ when
you are talking about a countables, I suspect this statement is true.
But I don't see any relationship between 'forcing people to download
their packages' and 'giving users a better experience'.  And I see one
major use case where forcing people to download their packages simply
will not happen.

Many commercial organisations have a policy that they, and only they
host their own code.  And they will not be willing to change this policy
even if you convice them that it is in their interest to Open Source 
some of it, or perhaps the python bindings to some of it.  How do we
want to interoperate with these people and their code?


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