[Distutils] RFC 2: PEP 541 - Package Index Name Retention

Łukasz Langa lukasz at langa.pl
Mon Jan 16 16:15:48 EST 2017

> On Jan 16, 2017, at 11:59 AM, Chris Rose <offline at offby1.net> wrote:
> (copied from an email I erroneously sent to python-ideas@)
> I think the criteria for reuse of a name must include usage limits; if the package is being downloaded on a steady basis by accounts that can't be shown to belong to known integration systems, reuse should not be allowed.

I agree, which is why the rules for removal of an abandoned project include the following:

* download statistics on the Package Index for the existing package
 indicate project is not being used;

- Ł
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