[tz] Preparing to fork tzdb
dpatte at relativedata.com
Wed Sep 22 13:09:28 UTC 2021
Iso is a living international standard, and it's their mandate, not the mandate of timezone collectors to do the negotiation and diplomacy in order to arrive at and maintain the world standard.I certainly don't believe we have the mandate or skillset to ignore the international standard widely used in modern computer technology.Sent from my Galaxy
-------- Original message --------From: "Clive D.W. Feather via tz" <tz at iana.org> Date: 2021-09-22 03:34 (GMT-05:00) To: Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> Cc: tz <tz at iana.org> Subject: Re: [tz] Preparing to fork tzdb Tony Finch said:>> Oh, please define "country".> Jon Postel deftly answered that question in the 1980s by deferring to ISO> 3166,Except that the ISO 3166 list contained Belorussia and Ukraine, both ofwhich were part of the USSR that was also in the list.The only reason they were in the list was a 1940s deal to give the USSRthree votes in the UN to counter the fact that there were more "western"countries than Warsaw Pact ones.So there was no genuine logic to that list, just politics.-- Clive D.W. Feather | If you lie to the compiler,Email: clive at davros.org | it will get its revenge.Web: http://www.davros.org | - Henry SpencerMobile: +44 7973 377646
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