[tz] Today's CalConnect event

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Tue Feb 5 20:46:21 UTC 2019

On 2019-02-05 12:33, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 2/5/19 8:55 AM, Paul.Koning at dell.com wrote:
>> 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?
> I hadn't heard of the ISO time zone registry effort until today's email from
> Arthur. (Unfortunately I did not have the time to listen in on the CalConnect
> meeting myself.) As the ISO hasn't published anything and hasn't contacted us, I
> imagine that not much work has been done there yet.

>> It's not clear why ISO would be any more successful at cajoling country
>> governments into early notice than the existing structure.
> Yes, it's unlikely that (for example) the government of São Tomé and Príncipe
> would notify the ISO more reliably than they notify us.

They might as ISO is a treaty org like ICAO and IATA: govs and their airlines
seem to promptly forward TZ and DST updates to local times for schedules and
tickets, as the pols would not want to be inconvenienced on their "business" trips.

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

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