FW: Pacific-New

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Sun Feb 22 22:34:37 UTC 2009

I'm forwarding this message from Bill Unruh, who is not on the time zone
mailing list.
Those of you who are on the list, please direct replies appropriately.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Unruh [mailto:unruh at physics.ubc.ca] 
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 3:18
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Pacific-New

Why in the world do you have that joke of a file pacificnew included in
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
various distributions of Linux. tzdata is supposed to be a somewhat
authoritative site for time zone info, and not a place for sophmoric
or political protest.
It makes one think that the rest of your database may be similarly
with idiocy. Are we going to find new files with protests against
law, or Communist propeganda infiltrating the database next?

William G. Unruh	Canadian Institute for		Tel:
Physics&Astronomy	   Advanced Research		Fax:
UBC, Vancouver,BC	 Program in Cosmology
unruh at physics.ubc.ca
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