[tz] [PATCH 0/2] Follow Australian common usage and update CST/CST to CST/CDT and EST/EST to EST/EDT etc [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Timothy Arceri T.Arceri at bom.gov.au
Fri Apr 12 00:55:45 UTC 2013

tFrom: tobias.conradi at gmail.com [tobias.conradi at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Tobias Conradi [mail.2012 at tobiasconradi.com]
>> This is also set out in the 'Procedures for Maintaining the Time Zone Database' document. "To be clear, the TZ Coordinator SHALL NOT set time zone policy for a region but use judgment and whatever available sources exist to assess what >>the average person on street would think the time actually is, or in case of historical corrections, was."

>>This is not applicable. "the average person on street would think the
>>time actually is" - /time/ not /abbreviation/

>From 'Procedures for Maintaining the Time Zone Database':

"In order to correct historical inaccuracies, a new TZ name MAY be added when it is necessary to indicate what was the consensus view at a given time and location.  Such TZ names are usually not added when the inaccuracy was prior to 1970"
 "Changes to existing entries SHALL reflect the consensus on the ground in the region covered by that entry."

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