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Doug Royer doug at
Fri Feb 4 18:29:06 UTC 2000

> Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 18:22:20 +0000
> From: Markus Kuhn <Markus.Kuhn at>
> ..
> The basic idea seemed to have been quite agreeable, but in the end there
> simply wasn't anyone volunteering to handle the bureaucracy necessary to
> set up such a small institution. If two or three industrial sponsors
> would come forward to cover the in the end surely quite marginal running
> costs of such a small organization, I am sure it would be possible to
> set up a suitable quotable but not quite sueable body.
> Publishing a single-page ISO standard that designates the named
> organization to be the keeper of the ISO 16xyz time zone database would
> surely sprinkle sufficient official magic around the entire thing to
> keep even hard-line bureaucrats happy.

Any reason it can't be IANA?

We need to have a VTIMEZONE converter. I do NOT think it is
important if the source is ZIC format and converted to VTIMEZONE
on demand.

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