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Re: Interesting story: Argentinian clocks

Hola Christian Perrier!

> During October 2008, much noise happened when the clocks of most
> Argentinian servers running free (and some non-free) Unix-like systems
> suddenly drifted by one hour on Oct. 5th
> It turned out that some misunderstandings about the day Argentina
> would switch to summer time lead to incorrect information to flow down
> to all timezone settings packages in these systems.
> In two weeks, the argentinian community cleared up this mess and, in
> only two days, the timezone setting packages in Debian were fixed as
> soon as decisions were finally be made by Argentinian authorities.

The story is a bit more complicated than this (basically, because our
government sucks, but I don't know if that's a thing Debian should go
saying in a public release :).

If there's interest in covering the story of this, I can help with more
info. Right now, we are still in the middle of it, since today our gov has
made yet another announcement about the changes that will take place on

Besos,          ,''`.
       Marga   : :' :
               `. `' 

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