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

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Mon Mar 17 21:37:00 UTC 2014

On Mar 17, 2014, at 2:00 PM, Garrett Wollman <wollman at csail.mit.edu> wrote:

> <<On Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:51:40 -0700, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> said:
>> As for whether zone.tab should say UA or RU for Simferopol, we don't 
>> have the resources to arbitrate disputes like that either. If this turns 
>> into a real dispute that starts taking up our resources, then we'll need 
>> to change zone.tab's format so that it is less of a political 
>> flashpoint.  This will entail some technical conversion hassles, but in 
>> the long run that'll less work for us and for our users than the 
>> neverending political hassles.
> No, that just pushes the work onto the downstream distributors.

Which work?  If it's the work of making a time zone selection UI function, I'd gladly push that work onto Somebody Else, so that people upset with the UI's offerings, for reasons other than the absence of a time zone setting for wherever they live, can blame Somebody Else rather than us.

More information about the tz mailing list