[tz] Replacing the TZ Coordinator

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Sat Sep 25 22:14:53 UTC 2021

Paul Eggert via tz said:
> 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.


I don't recall this "equity" issue being raised on the list until the
current set of threads. You say it's been going on for several years, and I
don't doubt that, but I don't recall any of it.

You say here that it's "visible outside our little community" and you said
in another email that you'd been receiving emails on the topic.

Perhaps it would help if you could share with us some of these emails or
other messages that indicate the presence of a problem and exactly what the
problem is as seen by outsiders/lurkers.

At present it's obvious that the meaning of "equity" isn't agreed by the
whole list. You clearly have a meaning in your head, and also think that
you're required to act in accordance with that meaning. A clearer statement
of the meaning and examples of what these others think is the issue would
help the debate going forward.

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