[Distutils] The mypy package
p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 14:52:11 EDT 2016
Sorry, please ignore that email. I hit "Send" too soon.
> cant unilaterally hand over names on pypi to unrelated.. or even related..
> projects because they have a name someone else wants.
What I *meant* to say here was that when a request for a name transfer
gets no reply, it's helpful to know if the email address is no longer
responding at all. Nothing more than that. That might help anyone
making a decision to decide what to do.
But no, I agree absolutely we can't just hand over names.
On 16 April 2016 at 19:48, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16 April 2016 at 17:42, Alexander Walters <tritium-list at sdamon.com> wrote:
>> To what end?
> To the end of ensuring that people can get in touch with project owners.
>> As much as old packages cluttering the namespace of pypi is
>> annoying, the only thing that will accomplish is orphaning projects.
> Not at all. The projects that would be affected by this are those that
> are already orphaned, in the sense that there's no means to contact
> the owner.
>> cant unilaterally hand over names on pypi to unrelated.. or even related..
>> projects because they have a name someone else wants.
> I'm not proposing anything like that - I guess when I said "requiring
> project owners to provide an email address..." it read like I was
> suggesting removing stuff if the owner went away. I hadn't really
> thought much about what we *do* with projects where the contact email
> becomes unmonitored (I *so* think it's acceptable to require a working
> contact email when a project is registered, or maybe when a user
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