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

Ian Abbott abbotti at mev.co.uk
Tue Apr 9 09:06:30 UTC 2013

On 2013-04-09 05:50, David Patte ₯ wrote:
> 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.

Personally, I'd prefer discussions to be kept on the tz list, for 
archival purposes and to promote open discussion.

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