[tz] Crimea to switch to Moscow Time as of March 30, 2014

Julian Cable julian.cable at bbc.co.uk
Mon Mar 17 18:29:02 UTC 2014

I don't think an authority is needed to approve the existence of a dispute.

I don't think the list would be indicating any credibility of a dispute by noting its existence.

For example one could include a time zone in any country where Wikipedia stated that country claimed the territory. That would not imply that Wikipedia, the pages editors or the government of the country was right, merely that there was a claim.

Similarly one could include countries which had Wikipedia entries, without asserting that the country exists.

Once a time zone can appear in more than one country's drop down, it doesn't matter whether the country exists or whether disputes are credible.

It only matters that someone will find the zone they are looking for in the place they are looking for it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul_Koning at Dell.com [mailto:Paul_Koning at Dell.com]
Sent: 17 March 2014 18:19
To: Julian Cable
Cc: tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] Crimea to switch to Moscow Time as of March 30, 2014

On Mar 17, 2014, at 1:19 PM, Julian Cable <julian.cable at bbc.co.uk> wrote:

> I know it doesn't help for the moment, but perhaps the list should be more obviously NOT authoritative by taking a pluralist view.
> It could take an exclusive pluralist view and have a country called "disputed".

I'd rather not do that.  Disputed by whom?  You'd get into exactly the same debate as to which authorities are able to make something "disputed".


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