[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

Michael Douglass mikeadouglass at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 17:25:36 UTC 2021

If we're voting - I'd vote against forking.

And - once again - I have to point out that it's well past time we 
disassociate zone data from political regions.

Give each zone a unique numeric id then provide a default mapping. The 
tools can regenerate something that looks like the old form.

On 9/20/21 12:22, Clive D.W. Feather via tz wrote:
> Tom Lane via tz said:
>>>>     2.  If a resolution cannot be reached directly with the TZ
>>>>         Coordinator, express the concern to the community and attempt to
>>>>         achieve rough consensus regarding a resolution on the TZ mailing
>>>>         list.  The Area Directors of the IETF Applications Area may at
>>>>         their discretion attempt to guide the members of the community to
>>>>         rough consensus.
>> Seems to me that we have failed at step 1, and that to the extent that
>> there is any community consensus per step 2, it is against this set
>> of changes.
> I'm not convinced that there is even that much consensus. We're hearing from
> the objectors, but - as usual - not from those who approve or aren't affected.
> I'm currently unclear what the issues are, being mostly an observer rather
> than a significant user of the database.

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