[tz] Fwd: [apps-discuss] Proposed working group: Timezone Data Distribution Service (tzdist)

John Layt jlayt at kde.org
Wed Jul 2 20:36:49 UTC 2014

On 2 July 2014 20:13, Mike Douglass <mikeadouglass at gmail.com> 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>
> <barryleiba at computer.org>  To: Apps Discuss <apps-discuss at ietf.org>
> <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:
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/charter-ietf-tzdist/
Ah, I had noticed http://www.calconnect.org/tc-timezone.shtml the other day
and wondered what the status was :-)


"The following are Out of scope for the working group:

- Lookup protocols or APIs to map a location to a timezone."

That's a shame as it would be popular.  We've actually been discussing such
a protocol for use by KDE, Gnome, Mozilla and others, see
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=727698.  We did try to get
OpenStreetMap to support it, but they decided it was outside their

If it ever comes back in to scope, please let us know :-)

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