[tz] Replacing the TZ Coordinator

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Wed Sep 22 09:05:53 UTC 2021

On 2021-09-22 05:42:47 (+0800), 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?
> Is there a candidate willing to take on the role of TZ Coordinator?

No. I do not believe that a change is required.

I support the suggestion elsewhere in this thread that we revert to 
2021a, apply the non-controversial changes and take a week off to cool 


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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