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

Chris Rose offline at offby1.net
Mon Jan 16 16:18:15 EST 2017

The tricky part there is that "being used" is a tough concept to define.
Over what time period? What amount of downloading counts as "used"?

I believe these concepts need to be made very clear, because the impact of
exploitative replacement is pretty severe if it is made to happen.
On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 1:15 PM Łukasz Langa <lukasz at langa.pl> wrote:

> 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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