[tz] [Tzdist] Getting to closure Re: [tzdist] #31 (service): Include leap seconds?

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Dec 19 20:22:46 UTC 2014

Martin Burnicki said:
> We (maybe I) could contact the IERS folks once more. Maybe they are just 
> not aware that this copyright limits the files usage for TZ DB and/or 
> tzdist.
> On the other hand, the intention of the file should be to use it, or the 
> information it provides, so why should there a problem extracting data 
> from it using a script and feeding the result to TZ DB and/or tzdist?

There is no copyright issue in using the data; only the presentation in the
IERS file is copyright.

>> Amusingly enough, the NIST file's expiration date disagrees with the
>> IERS's.

Since IERS set the rules, that's the date that matters.

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