[tz] Egypt to have DST again

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Sat Jul 2 18:53:57 UTC 2016

On 2016-07-02 07:56, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 07/02/2016 05:22 AM, Matt Johnson wrote:
>> Aharam Online, run by the state, is now acknowledging the July 5th
>> date, but has said there is no determined end date.  They
>> acknowledge the previous dates, but seem to indicate that this is a
>> new and different decision that is still unofficial.

> If the change really does happen July 5 (what time?), then at least
> tzdata's current guess of DST starting July 7 is better than its
> previous guess of no DST...
> The latest from Ahram Online (English), reporting on recent
> daylight-saving political jockeying, says that the IATA was told DST
> would be applied in July (no date specified for this notice), and
> that EgyptAir could face up to a $2 million payment to the IATA if
> Parliament cancels DST now (nothing said about the fine for changing
> the date by two days or so).
> Perhaps the IANA should assess Egypt, Russia, etc. for clock changes
> made on such short notice. That might increase the tz project's
> nominal budget from its current level of zero.
> My source:
> http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/232325/Egypt/Politics-/EgyptAir-could-lose-up-to--million-if-daylight-sav.aspx

IANA may be unable to, unless it has contractual financial agreements
with TLDs, but perhaps ICANN could fine the CC TLD registrar: ICANN
would probably go for that, and should be able to change contract
terms by fiat?

Perhaps another TZ/DST RFC including quotes or content from Matt
and other sites, MS change timing KB article and similar from other
vendors, IATA policies and fines as precedents...

If nothing serious is able to be proposed perhaps someone could use
this idea for next April?

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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