Guido van Rossum, Python's BDFL (for life):
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 python.org) stops completely on that date.
That's about as full stop as you get folks.