[tz] Dropping iso3166.tab

Paul_Koning at Dell.com Paul_Koning at Dell.com
Wed May 22 19:12:01 UTC 2013

On May 22, 2013, at 2:56 PM, David Patte ₯ wrote:

> ...
> In summary:
> - keeping the process as is causes endless polical debate on the mailing list - where it should not be.
> - removing all countries would make the tz database far less political, but could cause fracturing of tz implementations, and difficulty implementing country-based solutions.
> - using UN & ISO standards would promote standarization of the tz database and its usage, reduce debate, but unfortunately promote UN & ISO standards to those that disagree with them or their use.

Exactly.  The UN certainly has view about what countries exist, or should exist, and perhaps on what their shape is.  That makes one set of opinions.  But not the only set, and depending on who or where you ask, not necessarily the most authoritative one.


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