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

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Tue May 29 18:12:51 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Eliot Lear <lear at cisco.com> wrote:
> 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
I think many IETF volunteers would be surprised if they see how bugs
are treated in the time zone database.

>>> 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.
> Bingo.
I think many IETF volunteers would be surprised if they would see Paul
Eggert being the judge in a controversy between Paul Eggert and

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