[tz] State of Palestine Time zone - need to update

David Patte dpatte at relativedata.com
Fri Feb 12 14:04:37 UTC 2021

I would say that is a poor example. North Korea is recognized worldwide 
as being a different country than the location of Seoul.

But there is an organization that is responsible for making decisions on 
such issues.

I still don't understand why the maintainers of this database seem so 
hesitant to recognize the UN's (and its branches) main purpose is to be 
the party that was exactly set up to be the resolver of such issues, and 
is duly recognized by nearly every nation on earth for that exact 
purpose. Its not perfect, but that is its job.

It clearly seems to me that the maintainers of this database prefer to 
apply their own anglo-centric and america-centric politics to the data 
instead of deferring to that responsibility that the party the rest of 
the world recognizes was setup to reduce such public squabbling.

For the remaining billions of people, and millions of software 
developers in the world, that are not American, the current decision 
process of this db is is truly insulting and arrogant.

On 2021-02-12 05:14, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 2/11/21 4:20 PM, Brian Park wrote:
>> I don't still don't understand why there is reluctance to add
>> LINK entries. Wouldn't that resolve most of these requests?
> We'd keep getting requests, though, if word got out that one could 
> plant political flags into tzdb simply by asking. Suppose North Korea 
> started calling Seoul "Kim Il-sung City" on the grounds that it's 
> their city and they can call it what they want? And that is not a 
> fanciful supposition: North Koreans seriously suggested doing exactly 
> that in the 1990s after Kim Il-sung died.
> At some point we need to say that tzdb is about civil time, not about 
> settling or documenting other political disputes. We might as well say 
> it now rather than later.

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