[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 20:53:03 UTC 2012

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM, SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote:
> At 10:56 26-05-2012, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>> Restricted by the following:
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6557
>> BCP 175
> [snip]
>> "The TZ Coordinator is an IANA Designated Expert"
> In my opinion RFC 6557 was an attempt to document some of the details about
> the "TZ Database" and it is self-contained except for two explicit
> references about the work.
Maybe your point of view is that of the RFC 6557 authors.

> A lot of stuff is left to the discretion of the
> TZ coordinator.
But I wonder whether IANA doesn't want to have some say about what
happens in a project linked from the IANA homepage

The IANA time zone data is referred to by RFC4833, RFC5545,

>  There are some guidelines to allow resolution if there is
> an extreme case.
How do you think an extreme case is defined? Is it an extreme case to
have Russian zones wrong for more than half a year and to have no zone
covering Bouvet Island, which has a UTC offset defined by Norwegian

Tobias Conradi
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