[tz] Replacing the TZ Coordinator

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Sun Sep 26 17:05:56 UTC 2021

Paul Eggert said:
> On 9/25/21 3:14 PM, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> > I don't recall this "equity" issue being raised on the list until the
> > current set of threads.
> The wording was less direct (and without the "equity" buzzword) earlier 
> this year, when the request to add a Kosovo entry was made. It was that 
> request that inspired the cleanup proposal I made in May.
> > You say it's been going on for several years
> Although the equity issue has been present for years in tzdb, it wasn't 
> considered to be a significant problem until Kosovo came up.

Thank you for that.

However, that was an introduction to the main point of my email, which you
haven't answered:

>> 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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