Subject: Re: ROC timezone & politics?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/23/2001 18:28:54
On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 05:48:30PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> I just stumbled across Solaris patch 111098-01:
> Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: ROC timezone should be avoided for political reasons
> Files included with this patch:
> /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/Asia/Taipei
> /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/ROC
> Does anyone know what's the rationale behind this? Should we care?

Well, mainland China (that never accepted 1. Taiwans independence and
especially 2. it's claim to represent China) is a much bigger market, and I 
guess less saturated one, than Taiwan (ROC).

> Should we remove them, too?

What do they exactly do - remove the name ROC, or remove the file altogether?