Stable interfaces are those that have received a final state and the maintainers are ready to support it forever and never change them incompatibly. The "forever" and "never" should not be taken as absolute: It is possible to change the contract, but only in major versions and only after a careful considerations and in cases where it is imperative that a change be made. Stable contracts should [#poi preserve the investments ] of those entering into them (users of an API).

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