[tz] Replacing the TZ Coordinator
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Sep 24 22:12:30 UTC 2021
On 9/22/21 11:06 AM, Stephen Colebourne via tz wrote:
> Paul, as duly endorsed TZ Coordinator, are you willing to accept the
> proposed action to allow time and space to come up with a proper
Unfortunately, the equity issue has broadened and is now visible outside
our little community, and I really and sincerely doubt whether it'd be a
good idea for us to do nothing about it now. We need to establish that
we are fixing the problem and are not deferring action to a never-never
land of arcane bureaucracy, and we need to do so in terms that will be
clear to outsiders.
So, instead of the 2021a1-vs-2021b compromise I suggested earlier (which
turns out to have important compatibility issues just with the name
"2021a1"!) I now plan to compromise along the lines I suggested a dozen
hours ago, here:
I.e., the idea is to revert most (but not all) of the objected-to
changes. In particular, this will revert the changes to Europe/Oslo and
Europe/Stockholm, which have drawn the most objections. The idea is to
take the first step now, and to take more steps in future releases
(which should not be distant-future releases, as we need to continue to
make and exhibit a good-faith effort to fix the problem). This will let
us generate just one version, 2021b.
Although your followup
agree with the proposed compromise, it didn't reject it in quite the
strong terms that I saw in earlier emails. And indeed, the proposed
compromise is far closer to what you suggested than to what I suggested,
as it replaces only 9 Zones with Links instead of 30-odd Zones. So it's
a reasonable way forward, even if both of us dislike the compromise.
Because this proposal is a reversion, it should be safe even though it's
a last-minute change.
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