[Distutils] Name arbitration on PyPI

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker at noaa.gov
Mon Apr 18 18:49:14 EDT 2016

Another high profile example of such a project: PIL.

Was PIL ever on PyPi? Anyway, yup, the solution there was to fork give it s
new name -- Pillow was born.


19.04.2016, 00:56, Chris Barker kirjoitti:

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 2:31 PM, Ian Cordasco <graffatcolmingov at gmail.com>

> >> 1.� PyYAML is a package that would be de-registered in such a
> scheme.� It

> > and you don't think ANYONE would be willing to take on the miniscule
> amount
> > of work to maintain the name? Plus there would be any number of other
> > schemes for determining whether a project name is abandoned.
> I have in fact offered but the author refuses to accept help from
> anyone. They're also the author of the C library (libyaml) and they do
> not maintain that either. It's actually quite frustrating as someone
> who wants to fix some of the numerous bugs in the library + improve it
> and add support for YAML 1.2 which is years old at this point.

Interesting third case I hadn't considered -- the original author is still
"active", but not actually maintaining the software or accepting help. I
don't think there is anything PyPi policy can do about that -- too bad.

Time for a fork?�



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