#256 Fix DOAP record for pwtools-fork 0.4


Earlier today I had several unpleasant e-mails from someone who was using my pwtools package and who was having a problem because of the (inexplicable) disappearance of one of its versions from PyPI. I don't know or particularly care why it disappeared---I've added it back again, and I imagine the problem that caused it to vanish has already been dealt with.

Sadly the person in question continued to be really quite unpleasant and seemed to be under the impression that he was entitled to some kind of support for a free package. Anyway, he e-mailed me later on to inform me that he'd forked the package (I don't care about this---it's MIT Licensed, people can fork it all they like).

Unfortunately, he didn't bother to edit setup.py to reflect his fork, and so his forked package lists me as the author and gives my website as its home page. This obviously isn't acceptable, and I have asked him to change it but all I got in reply was "Blocked".

So: sorry that I have to waste your time with this, but please could someone go and edit the "pwtools-fork" package? The author should be set to Andreas Jung, and the home page may as well be set to http://www.zopyx.com, since that's his company. Additionally, the claim that "the primary maintainer refuses to upload release files on PyPI" is and always has been untrue, and should be removed. I would suggest alternative, more accurate text, but I fear Andreas would not like it.


  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones - 2013-04-17

    Sorry Alastair, that's not something I'm willing to do. I will, however, attempt to get Andreas to make the changes.

  • Andreas Jung

    Andreas Jung - 2013-04-17

    I removed the package again since the package maintainer obviously had insight in adding the distro files himself after paragraph long pointless arguing about where to release files and where not and why.

  • Andreas Jung

    Andreas Jung - 2013-04-17

    Can be closed

  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones - 2013-04-18
    • status: open --> closed

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