#345 Taking over as index over of a package

Tony Meyer

I'm one of the maintainers of Pyzor (http://sf.net/projects/pyzor). The official releases have always been on SF, but we'd like to move to hosting them on PyPI instead.

The catch is that there is already a pyzor package on PyPI, but it's very old (a newer version was released over 5 years ago), and I don't know who the index owner is, or how to contact them (it's not anyone that has been involved with the pyzor project itself).

Is there a way to contact the index owner to ask them to switch ownership to us? Or can we organise this some other way?


  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones - 2014-02-18

    I am attempting to contact the current owner.

  • Tony Meyer

    Tony Meyer - 2014-03-09

    Any joy? Or any alternatives possible, other than using a different name on Sourceforge and PyPI?

  • Tony Meyer

    Tony Meyer - 2014-03-29

    I hate to pester volunteers, but it would be great if we could figure this out. I can easily prove that the pyzor entry on PyPI is the same as (a very old version of) the SF pyzor package, that it was added to PyPI by someone that has never been involved with pyzor, and that I'm one of the people that is actually maintaining pyzor, if any of that can speed up the process.

    i.e. I'm not trying to claim an unused name or change a PyPI name to a different package just because the old one is old and the name is used elsewhere. It's the same package, just maintained and from the official source rather than some random person that decided to put it on PyPI.

    If it helps, the PyPI record doesn't work with pip, because it can't find the package anywhere. So PyPI only has a description, not even any ability to provide a download.

    Again, sorry to pester, and thanks for all the PyPI work!

  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones - 2014-03-31

    Sorry for the delay, it's been a bit hectic in the lead up to PyCon. What's your PyPI username?

  • Tony Meyer

    Tony Meyer - 2014-03-31

    tonyandrewmeyer - thanks!

  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones - 2014-03-31
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  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones - 2014-03-31



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