[tz] Moving more zones to 'backzone'

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Thu Aug 4 07:54:09 UTC 2022

Florian Weimer via tz wrote:
> * Stephen Colebourne via tz:
>> It is sad that after many emails exchanged on the topic there is still
>> no understanding of why these changes are so offensive. It ought to be
>> obvious that wiping out the time-zone history of Oslo or Stockholm in
>> favour of Berlin is a political and cultural statement that the
>> project simply should not be making. As I've said before, I view these
>> time-zone merges as a form of (US) imperialism against smaller
>> countries that only have one time-zone. In no way shape or form are
>> the merges "nonpolitical".
> I'm not sure if the above is an appropriate characterization, but I want
> to point out that switching much of Europe to Europe/Berlin will leaves
> us ill-equipped to deal with future time zone fragmentation after
> mandatory DST has been abolished in Europe, and different countries make
> different choices.

Once more, I fully agree.

Martin Burnicki

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