New home for time zone stuff by 2012?

Valli valli108 at
Wed Sep 2 02:40:38 UTC 2009

hmm, so 2012 truly is the end of the world as we have known it, thus
fulfilling the ancient Mayan calendar predictions!

Seriously, thank you to ado for giving us advance notice of this change and
even more a deep bow of respect to ado for the time and care you have given
to this service. You have been impeccable, and it is genuinely appreciated.

>From India, we use the Olson database work to help with astrological
calculations for running birth charts. I am sure the full list of everything
your work has helped support would perhaps both astonish and gratify you.

To use a Quaker turn of phrase, we will be holding both this service and ado
in the light for finding a new home and new adventures.

Best wishes always.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 12:21 AM, Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] <
olsona at> wrote:

> I'll be eligible to start drawing a pension in mid-2012. Since I'm
> accustomed to slow-moving Quaker process,
> that makes it time to get serious about finding a new home for time zone
> stuff.
> There are several pieces of the puzzle (some of which haven't seen much
> work of late):
>        Data maintenance
>        Data distribution
>        Code maintenance
>        Code distribution
>        Mailing list maintenance
>        Mailing list hosting
>        Standards work (for example, tweaking POSIX TZ environment variables
> so Godthab can be represented)
>        Code enhancement (for example, year zero work and Julian calendar
> work)
> There are different types of landing place:
>        Governmental organizations
>        Non-governmental organizations
>        Commercial entities
>        Volunteers
> Everything could be moved under one new roof or different pieces might go
> different places.
> While I'm happy to continue time zone work in the future, I also understand
> that it may be best for others to do the work.
> Anyone? Bueller?
>    --ado

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