On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 1:33 PM Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
> > https://anaconda.com/
> > https://www.activestate.com/products/activepython/
> > http://winpython.github.io/
> > http://python-xy.github.io/
> > https://www.enthought.com/product/canopy/
> > https://software.intel.com/en-us/distribution-for-python
> > http://every-linux-distro-ever.example.com

- Currently, our single-box-of-batteries is doing such a lousy job of
solving Paul's problem, that people are building whole businesses on
our failure.

Would you say that the Linux community made the same failure, since companies like Red Hat and Canonical exist? One reason a company might purchase a distribution is simply to have someone to sue, maybe indemnification against licensing issues.

Even if there were an official free distribution, companies might still choose to purchase one.