So I wanted to publish my package, when I saw that the name is already taken, I got curious who is using it. It was completely empty package. No code was written. It got even more interesting when I decided to check out his profile.
He has about 100 completely empty packages with useful names reserved (like bind , boost , bash , benchmark , any , fb , jquery , iterator and even fuck ). It says WIP. Contact me if you want to use this name , but no contact information provided.
And even if there is and it’s just I didn’t find it, it feels like some sort of a scam to me. My guess is that he will try to sell these names (again, it’s not confirmed, it’s just my theory).
Both profiles are basically empty.
What should I do? Find contact information and hope that he is not trying to sell it? Or just use another name? Is it a healthy practice?
PS. Originally posted by me on reddit, but I think this place is more “official”. The topic is rather concerning.