[Python-Dev] Someons's put a "Python 2.8" on GitHub

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 11:12:42 EST 2016

On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:18 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> It absolutely *is* relevant, as is how diligent the redistributors are
> in differentiating between the unmodified upstream project and the
> patches we have applied post-release (rather than just posting the end
> result without a clear audit trail). Distros don't do all that extra
> work just for the fun of it - it's an essential part of keeping track
> of who's ultimately responsible for which pieces in a way that's
> transparent to recipients of the software. Ensuring we aren't taking
> excessive liberties with the language definition is also one of the
> reasons we sometimes seek explicit permission for deviations - it
> documents that those particular changes still fit within the bounds of
> what counts as "Python".

For clarification: By "we" in the above paragraph, you mean Red Hat,
not the PSF, right? You have two affiliations. :)


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