[Python-Dev] 2.7 is here until 2020, please don't call it a waste.

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun May 31 00:37:55 CEST 2015

Nick Coghlan wrote:

> We've long had a requirement that certain kinds of proposal come with
> at least nominal support commitments from the folks proposing them
> (e.g. adding modules to the standard library, supporting new
> platforms). Institutions with a clear financial interest in a
> particular problem area can certainly make such commitments more
> credibly,

Are such commitments from commercial entities really
any more reliable in the long term than anyone else's?
Such entities can be expected to drop them as soon as
they perceive them as no longer being in their financial


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