Bill Unruh unruh at
Sun Feb 22 20:17:36 UTC 2009

Why in the world do you have that joke of a file pacificnew included in the
tzdata database? It is a completely stupid joke, or political protest
against yet another idiotic bill passed by the House, but never made it
anywhere near law. People are actually using Pacific-New as a time zone in
various distributions of Linux. tzdata is supposed to be a somewhat
authoritative site for time zone info, and not a place for sophmoric jokes
or political protest.
It makes one think that the rest of your database may be similarly infused
with idiocy. Are we going to find new files with protests against Islamic
law, or Communist propeganda infiltrating the database next?

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