[tz] Bug - Statement by Paul Eggert (a TZ Coordinator) on update process not agreeing with IANA sources
sm at resistor.net
Sat May 26 22:18:59 UTC 2012
At 13:53 26-05-2012, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>Maybe your point of view is that of the RFC 6557 authors.
I can only express my view as an individual. I don't know whether
the authors of RFC 6557 share my point of view.
>But I wonder whether IANA doesn't want to have some say about what
>happens in a project linked from the IANA homepage
At a guess some information about IANA actions may be in Section 8 of RFC 6557.
>The IANA time zone data is referred to by RFC4833, RFC5545,
The TZ database reference in RFC 4833 mentioned "Eggert, P. and A.
Olson". There is a link to http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm
>How do you think an extreme case is defined? Is it an extreme case to
>have Russian zones wrong for more than half a year and to have no zone
>covering Bouvet Island, which has a UTC offset defined by Norwegian
I leave it to the time zone community or Paul Eggert to see whether a
case is extreme as it is easier than coming up with a definition. In
my opinion the above examples seem more of a matter for Paul Eggert
to decide or the time zone community to agree upon.
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