[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

Watson Ladd watson at cloudflare.com
Tue Sep 21 19:54:42 UTC 2021

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 12:48 PM Garrett Wollman via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
> <<On Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:44:22 -0700, Paul Eggert via tz <tz at iana.org> said:
> > That sort of argument would be valid only if one accepted as an axiom
> > that countries (or states) are an inherent part of timekeeping.
> Governments self-evidently are: they are why we even have time zones
> in the first place.  Everything in this database is _inherently_
> political, and your continued attempts to "avoid politics" do nothing
> of the sort.

If what we want is one time zone per country, let's have that
conversation instead of having it happen by accident as a side effect
of rules that don't mention countries.

Watson Ladd
> -GAWollman

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