[tz] leapseconds.awk, LEAP directives and references
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Sat Apr 8 07:50:22 UTC 2017
Chris Woodbury via tz said:
> BIPM/IERS/EOC is a world standards AND treaty organization. The *information*
> it provides HAS to be public domain.
Sorry, but that's a very US-centric point of view.
Everything the UK government does carries crown copyright and I can't just
copy it without permission from their agents (HMSO, IIRC).
> (Imagine licensing the meter. They're
> the same, exact, crew.)
The copyright on the treaty expired a while ago.
> The question is really whether their comments are in
> the public domain. I would humbly suggest that that would require an explicit
> copyright statement.
Not necessarily explicitly in the document, but there has to be something.
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