[tz] Replacing the TZ Coordinator

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Wed Sep 22 10:47:14 UTC 2021

Stephen Colebourne via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
> Is there consensus on the list that a change is required?

I agree with the suggestion from Robert Masters

More broadly, it seems to me as an observer that (as well as the current
issue of squashing different zones together) there have been a couple of
other contentious decisions by the TZ maintainer in recent years that have
caused more upset than necessary:

  * Dublin winter time: was there enough benefit from being pedantically
    correct to justify the compatibility problems?

  * Kyiv: it's clear that the spelling change will need to be made at some
    point; it's less clear to me what are the benefits of delaying it, or
    why adding a compatibility Link is undesirable.

Another issue that keeps causing friction on the mailing list is the
timing of releases. I get the impression that a lot of people would be
happier with regular monthly or quarterly releases.

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drizzle later in Plymouth. Moderate or good.

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