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

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Tue May 29 17:06:44 UTC 2012

On 5/27/12 12:18 AM, SM wrote:
> At 13:53 26-05-2012, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>> Maybe your point of view is that of the RFC 6557 authors.
> I can only express my view as an individual.  I don't know whether the
> authors of RFC 6557 share my point of view.

This one does,
>> But I wonder whether IANA doesn't want to have some say about what
>> happens in a project linked from the IANA homepage
>> http://www.iana.org/.
> At a guess some information about IANA actions may be in Section 8 of
> RFC 6557.

IANA doesn't set the policy.  Rather they take policy direction from the

>> 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
>> law?
> How do you think an extreme case is defined? Is it an extreme case to
> I leave it to the time zone community or Paul Eggert to see whether a
> case is extreme as it is easier than coming up with a definition.  In
> my opinion the above examples seem more of a matter for Paul Eggert to
> decide or the time zone community to agree upon.


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