New home for time zone stuff by 2012?

akuster akuster at
Mon Aug 31 16:46:11 UTC 2009

Just for clarification, the unicode offer is referring to the "where"
for the time zone? Hosting only, not the "Who" i.e person/group
maintaining the code and doing bug fixes.

the last few threads are blurring the lines IMHO.

- armin

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> -On [20090831 17:14], Mark Peek (mark at wrote:
>> When ado sent out the first email on this thread, my first thought was that 
>> the Unicode Consortium would be a great place to maintain the timezone data. 
>> Throughout the resulting discussion I am still a "+1" for it to be maintained 
>> there. I believe Mark Davis has commented on different levels of release 
>> flexibility within the Unicode Consortium and I think the dialog has indicated 
>> that a fast and flexible release time line is what the users of tzdata are 
>> wanting. I am sure the Unicode Consortium would want to ensure the continued 
>> success, continuity and single source of tzdata if it was agreed for them to 
>> take this on.
>> Still a +1 for Unicode Consortium.
> I can only add my +1 for hosting under the Unicode umbrella.
> As a individual participant and contributor in both Unicode and CLDR
> discussions and matters I can attest that these two projects behave very
> differently.
> A project like the timezone database could easily continue as it is now,
> despite being hosted there. As long as the importance of a quick turn around
> time and release management is stressed, I foresee no problems.
> If needed, I am willing to help out with this process as well as documenting
> it, whatever it may be. :)

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