And people living in desert regions of the world don't have easy access to sapwood...
People living in desert regions probably get their water from wells, which is relatively clean.
People living in more temperate regions where there is excess water are more likely to drink the dirty surface runoff. It's not that water is scarce, it's that it is dirty. Where I live, trees are weeds... I have to pull tree sprouts up by the dozens every year to keep my yard from turning into a rainforest. But we don't drink out of rivers or lakes here, even if they look clean. We filter it. We don't drink the tapwater unfiltered either because the government loads it up with chlorine and ammonia. Yuck. A large chunk of the developing world population (where this is most useful) lives in tropical areas with plenty of water and plenty of trees.
A solution can still be useful, even if its not useful to everybody.
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Unfortunately, restricting government data requests to a broad range isn't very helpful
Of course it's not very helpful. It was never meant to be, nobody really expected it to be, and I'm sure they went to significant effort to ensure that no utility crept in by accident. As soon as the government allows or does anything, it is foregone that it won't be helpful or useful in any way. It is a tautology.
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Reason 1: Because I have a mission critical business app (not maintained by me) that runs on 2.x, so that's what's installed on my machine as the default. Of course I have 3.x too, but to use it I have to specify the version explicitly. It's extra hoops to jump through.
Reason 2: Because I mostly use python as a fancy scripting language. For product development or serious lifting I use C. I don't particularly care if my version is 2.x, if it ain't broke don't fix it.
Reason 2a: It's a flippin' scripting language. I don't want it to be more rigorous than it already is!
Reason 3: Everyone else at work relies on 2.6. Someone else is already supporting those 2.6 installations. If I make a project for 3.x, now I'm on the hook for getting everyone to install 3.x alongside their 2.x, I have to write docs, and when they have problems I have to handhold them through it. No thanks, I'll use what someone else is already supporting.
Reason 4: They are two different languages. I don't stop using C just because C++ and Java and C# exist. There is room on my system for multiple languages. Go ahead and develop whatever you want, but I will choose what I want to use. I have no obligation to learn a new language just because it makes you happy. You're the one who moved to a new sandbox, don't whine if others choose not to join you there.
Reason 5: Python 3 is similar enough to be confusing, but different enough to be aggravating. Really I just don't care enough. I think I'd rather move to a whole new language than wrestle the moving-target anaconda.