[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect

David Patte ₯ dpatte at relativedata.com
Tue Apr 9 04:50:19 UTC 2013

In order to reduce the noise on this list concerning AU timezone 
suggestions, I have taken the liberty of opening a side discussion as a 
forum at www.relativedata.com. It is now running.

If you would like to discuss AU timezone abbreviations, and to discuss 
possible solutions, please create an account at relativedata.com and log 
in and go to that forum.

The forum is moderated, so any message you post may not appear 
immediately, but we will get to it asap.

The goal of the forum is:
- to reduce the traffic and heat on the tz mailing list by moving 
alternate abbreviation discussions to an alternate forum.
- to discuss and propose suggestions that might improve the 
abbreviations used in tz for Australia
- to (hopefully) come to a concensus for a proposed patch for changed 
abbreviations that could be reviewed by the tz maintainers, and 
(hopefully) be accepted into tz.
- in the event the proposal is not accepted by the tz maintainers, we 
would discuss options for maintaining sets of alternate tz data patches 
elsewhere, for those interested.

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