[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

Tom Lane tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us
Mon Sep 20 13:34:27 UTC 2021

Stephen Colebourne via tz <tz at iana.org> writes:
> In the event that the tzdb maintainer does not revert, consideration
> must be given to forking the project. The purpose of the fork would
> initially be to maintain the tzdb data set as it was prior to the
> dispute. This would then be released in parallel to the original tzdb
> to ensure that downstream projects do not each do their own thing (ie.
> to minimize incompatibilities downstream).

It pains me to say it, but since there apparently is no willingness
to revert that decison, a fork is going to be necessary.  I support
this, and it is likely that the Postgres project would follow the fork.

			regards, tom lane

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