[tz] What license IANA is intending to distribute the timezone database under, BSD or public domain
kjhdb2011 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 00:36:37 UTC 2011
The reason I was asking about BSD license was because of a reference in the
where it mentions it in conjunction with the code components of the
(I apologize for using fake name in the previous posting)
On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 3:47 PM, David Magda <dmagda at ee.ryerson.ca> wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2011, at 17:36, Fake name wrote:
> > This question is intended for the people at IANA. I work for NetApp, and
> > would like to know what license IANA is intending to distribute the
> > timezone database under, BSD or public domain? BSD is referenced in some
> > the documentation, but in the past people were assuming this was in the
> > public domain until the lawsuit occurred.
> SQLite was released into the public domain, and it seems this caused all
> sorts legal confusion in certain companies and jurisdictions:
> The current license is the public domain, so I'm not sure if it's possible
> to change it (IANAL). It was necessary to do this because tzdata et al was
> an official (?) function of a US Federal employee, and everything paid for
> by US taxpayers has to be given back to them.
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