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Lack of commit activity doesn't necessarily mean a package is obsolete. A small set of well defined functionality can be "done" at some point and need no further changes.

My choice of word was unnecessarily pejorative. I agree.

Though I would say that it's the stretch to say it might 'need no further changes' if it doesn't work with the latest version of python.

All software rots because even if the functionality never needs to change, the world (and the APIs) around it will. Some code just rots slower than others.

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