[tz] Bug - Statement by Paul Eggert (a TZ Coordinator) on update process not agreeing with IANA sources

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Sat May 26 17:56:29 UTC 2012

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 6:15 PM, SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote:
> In my humble opinion it
> is up to the TZ coordinator to determine what to do about the details of the
> Olson database.
Restricted by the following:

BCP 175
Procedures for Maintaining the Time Zone Database

"The TZ Coordinator is an IANA Designated Expert"

"3.2.  The Role of the Designated Expert"

Designated experts are expected to be able to defend their decisions
   to the IETF community, and the evaluation process is not intended to
   be secretive or bestow unquestioned power on the expert.

"3.3.  Designated Expert Reviews"
A designated expert must respond in a timely fashion, normally
        within a week for simple requests to a few weeks for more
        complex ones.  Unreasonable delays can cause significant
        problems for those needing assignments, such as when products
        need code points to ship.

Tobias Conradi
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