This make things easy to add as a dependence of your project like you can have something like this in your setup.py :
requirements = ['python-cloudfiles']
and it will automatically download it as part of the dependence with easy_install or pip.
cool kids on latest debian/ubuntu can do stuff like this (from python-stdeb package) :
which would automatically download the tarball from pypi and install it as a packages (like the way it should be for prod machine!)
If you have a virtualenv environment you can easily do a (needs python-pip package) :
pip -E /usr/local/myvirtualenvroot install python-cloudfiles
and magic would be done to get you on latest python-cloudfiles.
As a bonus side you can browse online the python-cloudfiles library :
[Update] This has been renamed back to python-cloudfiles please update your setup.py or scripts.