First, I want to state that I am aware python 2.6 is no longer supported.
We have a case where we have to support an environment that uses python 2.6. The pip version we have is 9.0.3. Looking at the "Change Log" link that lives on https://pypi.org/project/pip/
I am not sure if I am interpreting things correctly but I believe pip v 9.0.2 and v 9.0.3 seem to indicate there was work done to add support of TLS 1.2 on python 2.6.
Does anyone know if I am interpreting this correct such that pip 9.0.3 with python 2.6 would now use TLS 1.2? (fwiw I am using OracleLinx 6.8 with python 2.6 and pip 9.0.3)