[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Thu Sep 23 15:19:15 UTC 2021

    Date:        Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:14:33 +0100
    From:        "Clive D.W. Feather via tz" <tz at iana.org>
    Message-ID:  <YUx9uVqhCngF4JXv at davros.org>

  | But TZDB already favours London over Bristol,

Bristol doesn't get to decide what time it sets the clocks to, so
unless they start doing that (they could, though the British govt
probably would not like it) or it is done for them, they're subservient
to the UK time authority, and that one we call Europe/London (and
would do so even if the ministry that recommends these things happened to
have its offices in Birmingham).

The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, etc, all have the authority to
choose their own time zone, unless the EU parliament decided to remove
that choice from them (and they accepted that), so they ought be separate
zones (the names those take are established by the tzdb rules, which aren't
of relevance right now).


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