[Python-ideas] High time for a builtin function to manage packages (simply)?

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Sep 7 06:01:34 CEST 2015

On September 6, 2015 at 8:20:54 PM, Nick Coghlan (ncoghlan at gmail.com) wrote:
> On 6 September 2015 at 05:49, Giovanni Cannata wrote:
> > Hi Donald, you mean you're the only one in charge of maintaining PyPI? I'm
> > sorry for this, I thought that a critical service like PyPI was supported by
> > a team. I (and presume other developers) rely heavily on it. Maybe this
> > should be brought to the attention of the PSF.
> We're aware. PyPI is currently the *only* python.org service with a
> dedicated full time developer (and Donald's time is actually
> contributed by the OpenStack group at HP rather than being funded
> directly by the PSF). There are also a number of organisations that
> donate resources to operating the python.org infrastructure (e.g. the
> Fastly CDN, and hosting services from Heroku, Rackspace and the Open
> Source Lab at Oregon State University).
> Bringing paid development in to support community driven projects,
> while also ensuring financial sustainability and fiscally responsible
> management of contributor's funds is an interesting challenge, and one
> the PSF continues to work to get better at.

I'm not exactly full time on PyPI either, though I am full time on packaging. I
split my time between PyPI, pip, and any other related work that I need to. So
PyPI (as important as it is) really only has part of my attention.

Donald Stufft
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