On March 10, on thread "Python 2.7 -- bugfix or security before EOL?", Guido van Russum wrote

"The way I see the situation for 2.7 is that EOL is January 1st, 2020, and there will be no updates, not even source-only security patches, after that date. Support (from the core devs, the PSF, and python.org) stops completely on that date. If you want support for 2.7 beyond that day you will have to pay a commercial vendor. Of course it's open source so people are also welcome to fork it. But the core devs have toiled long enough, and the 2020 EOL date (an extension from the originally annouced 2015 EOL!) was announced with sufficient lead time and fanfare that I don't feel bad about stopping to support it at all."

Two days later, Benjamin Peterson, the 2.7 release manager, replied "Sounds good to me. I've updated the PEP to say 2.7 is completely dead on Jan 1 2020." adding "The final release may not literally be on January 1st".

https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/ now says
"2.7 will receive bugfix support until January 1, 2020."

Terry Jan Reedy


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