As has been mentioned there have been a lot of time to upgrade
software to support segwit. Furthermore, since it is a softfork, there
will be plenty of time after activation too for those taking a "wait
and see" approach.

You keep insisting on "2 months after activation", but that's not how
BIP9 works. We could at most change BIP9's initial date, but if those
who haven't started to work on supporting segwit will keep waiting for
activation, then changing the initial date won't be of any help to
them can only delay those who are ready and waiting.

The new features are not a requirement after activation. And although
it may take some time after activation for the new features to really
get to the users, that's just a fact of life that won't change by
changing the initial BIP9 date.

On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 8:20 PM, Tom Zander via bitcoin-dev
<> wrote:
> On Sunday, 16 October 2016 09:47:40 CEST Douglas Roark via bitcoin-dev
> wrote:
>> Would I want anyone to lose money due to faulty wallets? Of course not.
>> By the same token, devs have had almost a year to tinker with SegWit and
>> make sure the wallet isn't so poorly written that it'll flame out when
>> SegWit comes along. It's not like this is some untested, mostly unknown
>> feature that's being slipped out at the last minute
> There have been objections to the way that SegWit has been implemented for a
> long time, some wallets are taking a "wait and see" approach.  If you look
> at the page you linked[1], that is a very very sad state of affairs. The
> vast majority is not ready.  Would be interesting to get a more up-to-date
> view.
> Wallets probably won't want to invest resources adding support for a feature
> that will never be activated. The fact that we have a much safer alternative
> in the form of Flexible Transactions may mean it will not get activated. We
> won't know until its actually locked in.
> Wallets may not act until its actually locked in either. And I think we
> should respect that.
> Even if all wallets support it (and thats a big if), they need to be rolled
> out and people need to actually download those updates.
> This takes time, 2 months after the lock-in of SegWit would be the minimum
> safe time for people to actually upgrade.
> 1)
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