[tz] [apps-discuss] Proposed working group: Timezone Data Distribution Service (tzdist)
john.haxby at oracle.com
Thu Jul 3 07:53:32 UTC 2014
On 3 Jul 2014, at 04:58, Mike Douglass <mikeadouglass at gmail.com> wrote:
> You said in your referenced message
>> This may not be a big deal for users in the United States, or in Europe,
>> where DST rules are changing only very rarely.
> However, in scheduling, you may be in the US but an attendee might be in Argentina which also has the tendency to wait till the last moment. So we're all potentially affected by tz changes.
It’s worse than that. Fortunately I’m not in any support orrganisation, but a timezone changes can affect an organisation’s ability to provide 24 hour support coverage. Where there was previously overlap between two centres, there’s now a gap. Any of the multi-national corporations are going to be affected in one way or another if they have any kind of presence in a country that makes timezone changes.
> It seems odd that tz data is treated like code to be updated as system patches when it changes.
I have some sympathy with that.
> On 07/02/2014 04:37 PM, Martin Burnicki wrote:
>> Mike Douglass wrote:
>>> People on this list may be interested in the following.
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: [apps-discuss] Proposed working group: Timezone Data
>>> Distribution Service (tzdist)
>>> Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:06:51 -0400
>>> From: Barry Leiba <barryleiba at computer.org>
>>> To: Apps Discuss <apps-discuss at ietf.org>
>>> Cyrus Daboo has proposed a new working group in the Applications Area,
>>> and I'm initiating charter discussion on it:
>>> We'll have the charter discussion here on apps-discuss. Assuming a
>>> working group comes out of this, we'll create a new mailing list for
>>> the actual work, once the charter is done.
>>> Comments on this charter are welcome. I expect to put it on the 10
>>> July IESG telechat for initial approval, after which it will go out
>>> for IETF and external review. So, comments here by 4 July, please.
>> This sounds interesting. I've proposed some ideas some time one the tz mailing list. See:
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