Group description, focus, name

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Tobias Conradi

Sep 8, 2011, 11:43:53 AM9/8/11
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1) Description
It currently reads

"The Olson tzdata timezone database is missing important historical
details for the years before 1970. This group collects extensions to
cover the pre-1970 era. "

But note that also the Olson DB covers pre-1970 data. If one wants no
overlap with the elsie list, it may help to change the description.

2) Focus
In recent messages, e.g. 2011-09-08 by Alois Treindl, one can see
other issues that belong in areas covered by the elsie list.

"In 1980, when Germany had DST, and Switzerland had not, B singen
with Switzerland. " is surely about post-1970 stuff.

3) Name
"tzdata history" is a misleading name. The group, according to the
description, is not about tzdata history in general. An improvement
would be tzdata-pre1970 to indicate that the group covers data
explicitly excluded by the year 1970 boundary in the elsie list.
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