FW: FW: Corrections to historic German timezone information
Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Feb 5 15:10:56 UTC 2008
I'm forwarding this message from Sebastian Wangnick, who is not on the time zone mailing list (at least not at the address below).
Those of you who are on the time zone mailing list should direct replies appropriately.
From: Sebastian Wangnick [mailto:sebastian.nospam01 at wangnick.de]
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 5:09
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: WG: FW: Corrections to historic German timezone information
it seems the email below did not reach the mailing list.
Von: Sebastian Wangnick [mailto:sebastian.nospam01 at wangnick.de]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 29. Januar 2008 19:18
An: 'Paul Eggert'
Cc: 'tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov'
Betreff: AW: FW: Corrections to historic German timezone information
I understand your concern. As proposed, the timezone Europe/Berlin would be applicable for the "western" countries of the state of Germany and the western part of Berlin, and Europe/BerlinEast for what was formerly first the Sowjet zone and later the state GDR, namely the "eastern" countries of the state of Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen) and the eastern part of Berlin. Creation of individual timezones for each of the countries of Germany is thus unneccessary.
However, if you can maintain only one timezone for the state of Germany, you should probably use the new definition of Europe/Berlin, limiting the error in 1945 to the smaller territory and population, but please note that this would be considered politically incorrect by said population. In this case we will privately maintain a modified copy of the tz database.
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