[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

Phake Nick c933103 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 14:05:42 UTC 2021

International standard doesn't mean world standard. International standard
only represent consencus reached by governments around the world, and in
TZDB it is not only the governments decided time that are being recorded,
but instead it record the time actually used by people for timekeeping on
the ground.

在 2021年9月22日週三 21:09,dpatte via tz <tz at iana.org> 寫道:

> Iso is a living international standard, and it's their mandate, not the
> mandate of timezone collectors to do the negotiation and diplomacy in order
> to arrive at and maintain the world standard.
> I certainly don't believe we have the mandate or skillset to ignore the
> international standard widely used in modern computer technology.
> Sent from my Galaxy
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "Clive D.W. Feather via tz" <tz at iana.org>
> Date: 2021-09-22 03:34 (GMT-05:00)
> To: Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at>
> Cc: tz <tz at iana.org>
> Subject: Re: [tz] Preparing to fork tzdb
> Tony Finch said:
> >> Oh, please define "country".
> > Jon Postel deftly answered that question in the 1980s by deferring to ISO
> > 3166,
> Except that the ISO 3166 list contained Belorussia and Ukraine, both of
> which were part of the USSR that was also in the list.
> The only reason they were in the list was a 1940s deal to give the USSR
> three votes in the UN to counter the fact that there were more "western"
> countries than Warsaw Pact ones.
> So there was no genuine logic to that list, just politics.
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