[tz] leapseconds.awk, LEAP directives and references
tzocd at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 21 22:58:44 UTC 2017
One thing to add. The wording says, "This file". So, the statement
applies to only that file, not the files within a folder or directory
generally. The README file (ftp://hpiers.obspm.fr/bul/bulc/README)
was changed April 11th, (I think) with the intent of clarifying the
copy situation of all files within the folder except that's not what
it says. I suspect the Copyright statement should read more along
# Copyright 2017 International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service.
# The files in these folder, and its sub-folders, are licensed under the
# Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view this
Someone may also want to move the statement one folder down towards the
root of the tree but that's only a guess.
This may all seem a quibble and somewhat ridiculous given Christian's intent,
but remember, that's how lawyers make their living. :)
>On Sunday, April 9, 2017 7:28 PM, Marshall Eubanks <marshall.eubanks at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 5:28 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>>On 04/09/2017 05:59 AM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
>I confirm that IERS allows for unlimited copying and use of
>>this and other EOP file,...as far you mention the reference!
>Thanks, this is good news, as it should let us redistribute the file as part of the tz database. To make the legal situation clear to everybody, would you please state the copying terms in or near the files in question? For example, you could add the following text to the contents of <https://hpiers.obspm.fr/iers/ bul/bulc/Leap_Second.dat>:
> # Copyright 2017 International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service.
> # This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
> # International License. To view a copy of this license, visit
> # http://creativecommons.org/lic enses/by/4.0/ or send a letter to
> # Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
>Another possibility is to put similar text into <https://hpiers.obspm.fr/iers/ bul/bulc/README> and mention that your copyright notice applies to all the files in that directory.
>I have made the suggestion.
>I am suggesting the CC BY 4.0 license because it matches the intent stated informally in your email; the wording >above is taken from <https://creativecommons.org/c hoose/non-web-popup?license_co de=by&version=4.0>. Your >organization may prefer some other license and/or wording; the details don't matter as long as it's clear that >downstream users can copy the file unaltered and can use the file's data without restriction.
>The above text assumes that the IERS holds the copyright; if not, please substitute the correct copyright holder's >name.
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