New home for time zone stuff by 2012?
akuster at mvista.com
Mon Aug 31 16:46:11 UTC 2009
Just for clarification, the unicode offer is referring to the "where"
for the time zone? Hosting only, not the "Who" i.e person/group
maintaining the code and doing bug fixes.
the last few threads are blurring the lines IMHO.
Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> -On [20090831 17:14], Mark Peek (mark at peek.org) wrote:
>> When ado sent out the first email on this thread, my first thought was that
>> the Unicode Consortium would be a great place to maintain the timezone data.
>> Throughout the resulting discussion I am still a "+1" for it to be maintained
>> there. I believe Mark Davis has commented on different levels of release
>> flexibility within the Unicode Consortium and I think the dialog has indicated
>> that a fast and flexible release time line is what the users of tzdata are
>> wanting. I am sure the Unicode Consortium would want to ensure the continued
>> success, continuity and single source of tzdata if it was agreed for them to
>> take this on.
>> Still a +1 for Unicode Consortium.
> I can only add my +1 for hosting under the Unicode umbrella.
> As a individual participant and contributor in both Unicode and CLDR
> discussions and matters I can attest that these two projects behave very
> A project like the timezone database could easily continue as it is now,
> despite being hosted there. As long as the importance of a quick turn around
> time and release management is stressed, I foresee no problems.
> If needed, I am willing to help out with this process as well as documenting
> it, whatever it may be. :)
More information about the tz