[tz] Today's CalConnect event

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Tue Feb 5 16:55:12 UTC 2019

> On Feb 5, 2019, at 11:39 AM, Arthur David Olson <arthurdavidolson at gmail.com> wrote:
> I listened in on today's just-concluded CalConnect event; CalConnect is "the calendaring and scheduling consortium." Just a few notes.
> I heard hopes for work on the time zone database, both changes (to opaque time zone identifiers) and additions (of localization information, zone boundary information, and sequencing information to track splits and mergers of time zones). There was recognition that the database work is a volunteer effort and that there's a limit to what volunteers can do.
> There was mention by an ISO person of ISO's effort to establish a time zone registry with requirements for advance notification of changes; the hope is that the ISO's governmental connections would help encourage compliance.

That's a bit strange.  ISO is NOT a government agency, it's an international version of standards bodies like ANSI, or like IETF.  It's not clear why ISO would be any more successful at cajoling country governments into early notice than the existing structure.  

One wonders why ISO is doing this when an existing body does the work already, and has done so effectively for decades.  I wonder if the claim is based on reality; has anyone heard of this supposed effort before?  If yes, who is doing it and are they communicating with the TZ body?


More information about the tz mailing list