[Distutils] Name arbitration on PyPI

Alexander Walters tritium-list at sdamon.com
Mon Apr 18 20:34:15 EDT 2016

Here here.

As to the concept of a name being community owned vs. registrant owned - 
I am very opposed to changing the rules mid-stream.  If community 
ownership is to be a thing (and I do not want it to be a thing at all, 
but if it is), it should be *from this point forward* the names are 
community owned.

On 4/18/2016 18:16, Glyph wrote:
>> On Apr 18, 2016, at 3:11 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io 
>> <mailto:donald at stufft.io>> wrote:
>> If we mandated semver (or something like it) we could make it so that 
>> transferring a name *forced* a major version bump and the new author 
>> would be unable to release anything using a smaller major version 
>> number, people could then pin to <CURRENT_MAJOR+1 and be assured that 
>> somebody new won’t take over a project without their knowing about 
>> it. However we haven’t historically mandated this and there are a lot 
>> of projects using date based versions that would b very unhappy (in 
>> addition to the fact upper pins often are major contributors to being 
>> unable to resolve a version tree of dependencies).
> Just want to raise my hand to be counted here among the people that 
> would be /extremely/ unhappy if PyPI started mandating semver.
> -glyph
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