The author of the Python programming language, Guido van Rossum: Python 2.7 will EOF on January 1, 2020

Guido van Rossum, the author of the Python language, announced on the developer mailing list that Python 2.7 will terminate support on January 1, 2020. He said:

“Let’s not play games with semantics. 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 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 announced 2015 EOL!) was announced with sufficient lead time and fanfare that I don’t feel bad about stopping to support it at all.”

Python 2.7 was planned to end support in 2015, but due to a large amount of existing code not ported to Python 3, so developers postponed support until 2020.

A developer has released a website to count Python’s “retirement” for 2.7. You can see that Python 2.7 is expected to retire in two years.