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

Mike Douglass mikeadouglass at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 03:58:58 UTC 2014

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 seems odd that tz data is treated like code to be updated as system 
patches when it changes.

On 07/02/2014 04:37 PM, Martin Burnicki wrote:
> Mike,
> 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:
>> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/charter-ietf-tzdist/
>> 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:
> http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2013-August/019521.html
> Martin

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