[tz] Tonga returns to DST on 2016-11-06

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Fri Nov 4 17:40:20 UTC 2016

> On Nov 4, 2016, at 1:19 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 11/04/2016 07:28 AM, Paul.Koning at dell.com wrote:
>> if you call X the official source
> I try not to do that for any X. The tz project has succeeded in part because it is not run by the UN or by any other official agency. The 'Theory' file says "The tz database is not authoritative", and I try to keep politics out of the data, so that we avoid the sort of bureaucacy that being "official" would entail.

That makes good sense.  I didn't mean "official" in the sense of "sanctioned by some internationalbureaucrat body" but rather in the sense of "released by the TZ project as a formal release rather than an interim work product".

>> If you want to give up on IANA and make Github the official source, that's certainly an option.
> In practice, tagged revisions on GitHub are just as "official" as tarballs on IANA. This doesn't at all mean that I've given up on IANA; it's just how things work now.

Ok.  If that's the intent, it would be good for the Theory file to say so.


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