[tz] Moving more zones to 'backzone'

Howard Hinnant howard.hinnant at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 02:05:59 UTC 2022

On Aug 3, 2022, at 8:38 PM, Kim Davies via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
> Quoting Howard Hinnant via tz on Wednesday August 03, 2022:
>> Imho, this database is way too important to have a single decision
>> maker and IANA is grossly mishandling it by managing it that way.
>> Committees are far from perfect. They make mistakes too. But they are
>> a better solution than what is going on here. Sorry to be so blunt.
>> But I felt like this needed saying.
> Perhaps a clarification is in order here. RFC 6557 (BCP 175) is the
> governing document that defines roles and responsibilities for this
> project and, in short, your email suggests IANA is delinquent in
> performing in a role it does not have. "Updates to the TZ database are
> made by the TZ Coordinator in consultation with the TZ mailing list.
> The TZ Coordinator is empowered to decide, as the designated expert,
> appropriate changes, but SHOULD take into account views expressed on the
> mailing list."
> Our defined role is essentially to host this project and to ensure the
> infrastructure is in place such that it endures beyond any individual
> contributor or TZ Coordinator. The TZ Coordinators are designated by
> the Internet Engineering Steering Group, which also manages the appeals
> process described in the document.
> kim

Thank you for the clarification.  I stand corrected.


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