Re: [Tzdist] Next step

Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name> Wed, 28 October 2015 18:35 UTC

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Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:35:12 -0400
From: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>
To: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>, tzdist@ietf.org
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Subject: Re: [Tzdist] Next step
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Hi Eliot,

--On October 20, 2015 at 9:21:54 AM +0200 Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>; wrote:

> Someone has to want to use the output that is being discussed.  If we
> were to hold a BoF on this we would ask the following questions:
>
> 1.  Is this important to do?
> 2.  Is it correct for the IETF to do it?
> 3.  Is there a draft author?
> 4.  Are there reviewers?
>
> and I'll add:
>
> 5.  If this was done, who would implement?
>
> Really I'd like to hear the answer to 5 first.
>
> And then we have to return to whether or not this is appropriate given
> LoST.

To be honest with you I don't have a serious use case to implement this 
right now.

So if we drop that suggestion, that just leaves two possible things for the 
WG:

1) Registering a zoneinfo media type (which I think can be done without the 
need for a WG).
2) Something new to think about: should we propose that IANA run a tzdist 
service as another facet of the time zone database support they do? That 
would certainly be a way to "bootstrap" interest in the protocol.

-- 
Cyrus Daboo