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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 23:50:23 EST 2016

On 13 December 2016 at 02:12, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. :)

You're right, I should be clearer about my pronouns. Technically I'm
referring to the Fedora Python SIG here, as I don't have the authority
to speak on behalf of Red Hat itself. There may be visible
correlations between the redistribution practices of Fedora, RHEL, and
CentOS, though :)


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