[tz] [PATCH 2/4] Move obsolescent Americas entries to 'backward'.

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Aug 28 10:24:50 UTC 2013

Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> Also, times before 1970 do matter. Whether you are certain or
> uncertain of the data is less important than not changing the data. In
> essence the TZDB has become the definition of what time was,
> irrespective of whether it is accurate or not. As such, history should
> only be changed if it is demonstratable that the original data was
> wrong.

One of my main problems has been getting a reliable base for historic material. 
Many systems simply ignore dates prior to 1970, but a large number of us are 
using genealogical databases and need to know that we are working with the same 

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