Entries published on July 11, 2022
Yes, I have opinions on your open source contributions
Recently the Python Package Index announced that they will be implementing new account-security policies, and hoo boy are some people ever worked up about it. This has already escalated to the author of at least one high-download-count package — one which was a dependency of pytest, thus likely to break a lot of people’s testing and CI right as the weekend started, always nice — deleting their package from PyPI out of anger and announcing they intend to stop maintaining it, though it has now, at the author’s request, been restored by the PyPI maintainers.
And Armin has already written up his thoughts on it, and I disagree with a lot of what he says there. So I guess that means I should write something, too.
First of all, let’s be clear on exactly what is happening. In “coming months” — I haven’t seen a more precise timeline than this …