[tz] Replacing the TZ Coordinator

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at altlinux.org
Tue Sep 21 22:34:56 UTC 2021

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 10:42:47PM +0100, Stephen Colebourne via tz wrote:
> The TZDB project is guided by RFC 6557. Section 4 allows the list to
> seek an alternate TZ coordinator where "The TZ Coordinator is not
> performing the function in accordance with community wishes".
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6557.html#section-4
> The RFC instructs as follows:
>    Members of the community should raise the
>    issue on the TZ mailing list and attempt to reach consensus on a new
>    candidate to fulfill the role of TZ Coordinator.  If rough consensus
>    cannot be reached easily, the Area Directors of the IETF Applications
>    Area should attempt to guide the members of the community to rough
>    consensus.  The candidate that is agreed upon by the community
>    through rough consensus shall be presented to the IESG for
>    confirmation.  If rough consensus cannot be reached, even with
>    guidance from the Applications Area Directors, the IESG shall use
>    whatever means it has at its disposal to choose a candidate who in
>    its best judgment will be able to fulfill the role of TZ Coordinator.
> Is there consensus on the list that a change is required?

No, such a change is definitely not required.

Also, those who are going to fork tzdb in their projects should understand
they are adding additional work to distro maintainers who would have to
patch their fork out.


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