[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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