SheetJS ditches npm registry over 2FA requirement and ‘legal matters’



In a surprising move, the popular open source project, SheetJS aka “xlsx,” has dropped support for the npm registry.

Downloaded about 1.4 million times weekly on npm, SheetJS is relied upon by NodeJS developers looking to craft and parse Excel spreadsheets using nothing but JavaScript.

The project’s maintainer suggests that the decision to pull out of the npm registry is based on the newly introduced two-factor requirements for top projects, GitHub’s abrupt decision-making, and ongoing ‘legal matters’ between SheetJS and npm.

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