This start time seems reasonable to me. It is mostly in line with BIP 9's proposed defaults, which seems like an appropriate choice.
On October 16, 2016 10:31:55 AM EDT, Pieter Wuille via bitcoin-dev <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Hello all, > >We're getting ready for Bitcoin Core's 0.13.1 release - the first one >to include segregated witness (BIP 141, 143, 144, 145) for Bitcoin >mainnet, after being extensively tested on testnet and in other >software. Following the BIP9 recommendation  to set the versionbits >start time a month in the future and discussion in the last IRC >meeting , I propose we set BIP 141's start time to November 15, >2016, 0:00 UTC (unix time 1479168000). > >Note that this is just a lower bound on the time when the versionbits >signalling can begin. Activation on the network requires: >(1) This date to pass >(2) A full retarget window of 2016 blocks with 95% signalling the >version bit (bit 1 for BIP141) >(3) A fallow period consisting of another 2016 blocks. > >  https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0009.mediawiki > >http://www.erisian.com.au/meetbot/bitcoin-core-dev/2016/bitcoin-core-dev.2016-10-13-19.04.log.html > >Cheers, _______________________________________________ bitcoin-dev mailing list email@example.com https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/bitcoin-dev