Earlier today, I was searching for a nice Rust Reddit API library (to replace a crappy one I wrote for my own usage) and I came upon reserved reddit crate. The creator, Jared Hance, doesn’t seem to have uploaded any code, and they set the crate description to “claim”, which I assume is supposed to mean that they claimed the name. They have also reserved a couple of other crate names in a similar fashion.
Are people aware of this issue? While it isn’t really hurting me, it’s still pretty annoying, and it seems selfish. I guess it probably happens in other package repositories too… Is there anything we can do about this? Maybe we could only allow one “empty” crate per person, just to keep people from hoarding names?