[tz] Fwd: Bulletin C number 57

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Feb 1 16:22:57 UTC 2019

On 2019-02-01 08:10, Martin Burnicki wrote:
> Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2019-01-07 23:39, Paul Eggert wrote:
>>> Brian Inglis wrote:
>>>> suggests CC-PDM, CC0, ODC-PDDL, OGL, or EUPL may be suitable depending on which
>>>> explicit permissions are required and whether obligations should be applied.
>>>> Which of these are preferred by the masintainer?
>>> The intent of the tzdb (see Internet RFC 6657 section 7) is that it be in the
>>> public domain, so CC-PDM sounds like it's the most-appropriate. CC-BY 4.0 places
>>> more requirements than what RFC 6657 would allow, so it would be more problematic.
>> Publications Office of the European Union Open Data Portal Helpdesk says
>> "After careful consideration of your request, we are sorry to inform you that
>> these datasets are produced by an international specialised body so we are
>> unable to publish them in ODP."
> When I asked the IERS folks some years ago to make a leap second file in
> this format available they agreed to do it, but I bet they just did it
> without much thinking about the licensing.
> I'd really expect they would do what is required to make sure the file
> is in the public domain. The file was created for public usage, and they
> wouldn't have to put it on their public server if they had created it
> only for their own, internal usage.

Probably not top of mind or high on the priority list for government funded
atomic-/astro-/geo-physicists, or most others, most places in the world: if
anyone publishes stuff for use, you can use it, and that's normal.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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