[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Sep 24 14:55:09 UTC 2021

Tom Lane said:
> "Clive D.W. Feather via tz" <tz at iana.org> writes:
> > But TZDB already favours London over Bristol, Paris over Lyons, Amsterdam
> > over Den Haag, Berlin over Frankfurt, Los Angeles over Seattle, and so on.
> > Without using the word "country", please explain the difference.
> Why exactly should the answer to that not involve the word "country"?

Because countries aren't part of the present TZDB policies.

> Timekeeping laws are generally set at the country level.

Though the ones affecting Oslo and Berlin are made at another level, meaning
they're both affected by the same authority.

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