[Distutils] Reviving PEP 470 - Removing External Hosting support on PyPI

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 14:19:22 CEST 2015

On 27 August 2015 at 12:51, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> Perhaps you could suggest a rewording that you think says the above? I don’t see a political view being implied nor do I see the needs of US users being prioritized over the needs of non-US users.

Just for perspective, I didn't read that section as prioritising US
users or authors in any way. It does reflect the reality that PyPI is
hosted in the US, but I think it's both fair and necessary to point
that out and explain the implications.

It may be that the comment "If someone for whom the issue of data
sovereignty matters to them wishes to put forth the effort..."
reflects a little too much your frustration with not being able to get
anywhere with a solution to this issue. Maybe rephrase that as
something along the lines of "The data sovereignty issue will need to
be addressed by someone with an understanding of the restrictions and
constraints involved. As the author of this PEP does not have that
expertise, it should be addressed in a separate PEP"?


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