[tz] temporary timezone database home ...
wollman at csail.mit.edu
Fri Oct 7 16:12:18 UTC 2011
<<On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 09:24:26 +0100, "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive at davros.org> said:
> Note that the statements in the various files saying they are public domain
> does *not* make them so.
To the extent that Arthur could otherwise have claimed copyright in
those files, they are in the public domain because he edited them in
the course of his work as an employee of the U.S. government. That is
what those statements are there to clarify.
IANAL, but it is hard to see how this lawsuit makes it past a motion
for summary dismissal. But far stranger things have happened, so
we'll all have to wait and see. Hopefully those businesses who have
benefited from use of the database (and it's hard to name an IT
company that hasn't benefited in some way) will rally around.
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