[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb
tz at derickrethans.nl
Mon Sep 20 13:52:32 UTC 2021
On 20 September 2021 14:34:27 BST, Tom Lane via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
>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.
So will the PHP project.
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