[Python-Dev] Dropping externally maintained packages (Was:Please stop changing wsgiref on the trunk)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Jun 13 00:31:17 CEST 2006

Brett Cannon wrote:
> Well, I don't know if that is necessarily the case.  PEP 360 doesn't
> have a single project saying that minor fixes can just go right in.  If
> we want to just change the wording such that all code in the tree can be
> touched for bug fixes and compatibility issues without clearance, that's
> great.

I think this is what Philipp Eby essentially said about wsgiref (re-read
the subject line for reference).

If the external maintainer really has a strict "don't change anything"
policy, the only reasonable way to enforce this policy is to withdraw
the code.

> But Phillip's email that sparked all of this was about basic changes to
> wsgiref, not some API change (at least to the best of my knowledge).

That's my understanding as well.


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