Future time zone home

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Thu Dec 16 14:11:41 UTC 2010

Dear Tony,

On 10/21/10 6:09 PM, Tony Finch wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2010, Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] wrote:
>>         http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-lear-iana-timezone-database-00
> I think this could be a good solution to the problem.
> A few suggestions:
> Section 5: Maintenance and Distribution of Reference Code
>    Currently the maintainer of the TZ database also maintains reference
>    code.  This software is currently distributed under the BSD license.
> Apart from three files, the current tzcode distribution is public domain.
> There is no single BSD licence so this statement is ambiguous. In fact the
> licence on the three special files is more like a MIT licence.

I've modified the text to state that several files are distributed under
license, and that no attempts shall be made to change that license (not
that this can easily happen).

> Section 6 is supposed to be about the database but contains a misplaced
> comment about the code's licence which correctly contradicts section 5.


> There should be a section on the licensing of contributions, since the TZ
> licence is more liberal than the IETF licence.

See next email to SM.


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