kik, left-pad, and npm

NPM made an official announcement on what happened with left-pad:

To Recap (tl;dr)

  • We dropped the ball in not protecting you from a disruption caused by unrestricted unpublishing.
  • We’re addressing this with technical and policy changes.
  • npm’s well-established and documented dispute resolution policy was followed to the letter. This is not a legal dispute.
  • We’ll continue to do everything we can to reduce friction in the lives of JavaScript developers.