[tz] Introduce Etc/UTC+x timezones?

Benjamin Drung benjamin.drung at canonical.com
Tue May 2 16:43:37 UTC 2023

On Tue, 2023-05-02 at 08:52 -0700, Steve Allen via tz wrote:
> On Tue 2023-05-02T17:19:06+0200 Benjamin Drung via tz hath writ:
> > Draft: "Please select the offset corresponding to your time zone.
> > Contrary to UTC, positive values to GMT refer to zones west to Greenwich
> > and negative values to east to Greenwich (e.g. UTC-6 = GMT+6). Time
> > zone: GMT, GMT+0, GMT+1, ..., GMT-9, Greenwich, UCT, UTC, Universal,
> > Zulu".
> Because of its defining expression UT has been departing from GMT for
> 120 years, but the difference remains inconsequentially small.
> The wording above will get more complicated by mid 21st century as UTC
> deviates notably from GMT.

For the tz project UTC = GMT, isn't it? Can you suggest a better

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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