[tz] Proposal for new rules

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Thu Aug 29 21:37:20 UTC 2013

On Thu 2013-08-29T21:44:34 +0100, Lester Caine hath writ:
> think for now simply aiming to reflect the creation of time zones
> back in 1884 should be a starting point?

The 1884 International Meridian Conference rejected the notion of
creating time zones.  They considered the existing schemes and other
proposals and then limited themselves to choosing the Prime Meridian
and the Universal Day measured from there.  They explicitly left any
other local or standard times to local jurisdictions.

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