[tz] Robert Elz as TZ coordinator and designated technical expert

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Oct 26 17:37:30 UTC 2011

On 10/24/11 8:11 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On 10/24/11 6:43 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
>> Hello;
>> I volunteered to act on the behalf of the Time Zone Database community
>> and relay the call (by David Keegel)
>> that the TZ mailing list has reached a consensus that Robert Elz
>> (kre at munnari.oz.au <mailto:kre at munnari.oz.au>) should be TZ Coordinator,
>> and the technical 
>> expert to IANA designated by the IESG, as is called for in 
>>  draft-lear-iana-timezone-database-04
>> While that document has not been formally published by the IETF, it has
>> been approved by the IESG and 
>> IANA is now administering the Time Zone database and mailing list under
>> its provisions, so a technical expert is needed. 
>> On the primary thread discussing this on the TZML this there were over
>> 20 messages and no opposition in over 2 weeks of LC, so I think
>> that there is no doubt that the consensus is very solid. He has been
>> acting in this role in a temporary capacity so there would be no
>> perturbations
>> caused by this appointment. 
>> Pete and Peter, could you please relay this to the entire IESG? I would
>> be glad to answer any questions, and I am sure that David K would be as 
>> well. 
> Hi Marshall,
> I have followed the discussion on the tz at iana.org list and I concur with
> your reading of the consensus. As the sponsoring Area Director for
> draft-lear-iana-timezone-database, I will be happy to take the next
> steps required for interaction with the IESG.

FYI, I have requested a "management item" for IESG discussion of this
matter at its next formal meeting, to be held November 3, 2011.


Peter Saint-Andre

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