[tz] FW: [Ext] The TZ Coordination

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Sat May 30 14:00:24 UTC 2020

* Clive D. W. Feather:

> Paul Eggert said:
>> We don't know now whether those predictions are correct, since the government of
>> Morocco hasn't published plans for 2021 and later and it might change its mind
>> before next year. Even so, the tzdb tradition is to predict plausible
>> transitions that are more likely to be correct than a prediction of no
>> transitions at all.
> Would this be a good opportunity to engage with the government of Morocco
> to encourage them to give more warning?

My understanding is that at present, they don't know themselves in
advance.  They would have to redefine the criteria to something based
exclusively on astronomical calculations, probably giving up the
alignment with Ramadan.  I don't know if this would be feasible.

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