[tz] *Off topic* A little respect ...

Sergij Marchenko makars at gmail.com
Sun Jun 23 08:57:16 UTC 2019

You write very beautifully, but the fact remains that once the Russians
occupy the Crimea, you immediately made changes, pleasing Putin ...


Best regards,
Sergij Marchenko

mailto:makars at gmail.com
Skype: makarsoft

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нд, 23 черв. 2019, 11:38 користувач Chris Woodbury via tz <tz at iana.org>

> To Oleksandr Ryzhenko, et al, and whom so ever might be listening:
> Firstly, that's Dr. Paul R. Eggert, PhD 1980 UCLA.  He has been voluntarily
> contributing his time to this (and other) projects (and education) for
> over thirty
> years.  I, for one, respect and value his contributions (even when I
> momentarily
> forget to do so).
> Secondly, telling us (and him) that such and such is a violation of
> "*international
> law*" (as tho they were an authority and someone was going to be dragged
> off
> to the The Hague) is a threat and an inappropriate response to the supposed
> provocation.  Making such is a clear indication that there is a certain
> lack of
> understanding of what's really going on.
> (As an aside and for what it's worth: I commiserate with those worrying
> about
> the whole Kiev/Kyiv thing.  It's a huge "can of worms" and technical but
> it ain't
> going to happen!  If it were "fixed" this one time, a precedent would be
> set and
> similar "problems" would have to be "fixed".   It would be never ending.
> The
> result being *technically unnecessary* database "churn". The stance that
> some-
> thing like this are internal labels is an interesting solution to a
> "problem".  Also,
> thinking of them as a thing imposed over the barrel of a gun and wanting
> to "fix it"
> *right now*, where others might not, is just going to raise ones blood
> pressure.
> It will be changed sometime.  The language or transliteration will change
> over
> time, or there will be new generation of tzdb volunteer maintainers (hint,
> hint)
> or, possibly, our own version of Vasili Arkhipov* will come along and find
> a solution.
> Remember, sometimes a "problem" is merely a matter of perspective. (I was
> also raised to appreciate an excellent quibble when I see one.))
> (Also, I might be wrong, but one might consider that treating the TZ
> database
> as if it were a legal document could be a mistake.)
> Lastly, I personally would appreciate it if the folks "who have a bone to
> pick" would
> spend the same amount of time they spend so carefully crafting their
> e-mails
> *going over the content of the archives* before they actually send them.
> It also
> might be helpful to *consult a subject matter expert* while composing,
> too.  It might
> just save some time for all of us.
> *  An underappreciated man who saved the world.
>    -
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