[tz] Reason for removal of several TZ abbreviations

David Patte ₯ dpatte at relativedata.com
Tue Dec 5 20:32:19 UTC 2017

The original reason for the latest discussion was actually precipitaed 
from a request of clarity into why Greenland time zone designator was 
changed from GST/WGST to -3. The original author said that he felt 
GST/WGST was in common usage.

I believe the answer should have been that he should provide evidence 
that it is in common usage in Greenland, preferably documentation of 
what the Greenland government prefers for the designator.

On 2017-12-05 15:17, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Mon, 4 Dec 2017 23:02:39 -0500, Tim Parenti <tim at timtimeonline.com> said:
>> Frankly, I've long thought the whole idea of fully-opaque IDs is a
>> non-starter, and I'd much rather see our collective efforts spent
>> elsewhere.  Time zones are inherently geopolitical in nature; we can
>> certainly work to minimize the impact of geopolitics on this project, but
>> we cannot eliminate it entirely, and efforts to do so are fruitless.
> +1
> -GAWollman


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