[tz] Astrolabe lawsuit update

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Fri Oct 14 17:11:56 UTC 2011

David Braverman wrote:
> Astrolabe, Inc., sent out a press release overnight:
> http://www.thedailyparker.com/CommentView,guid,bded3439-6019-4389-93a3-29af6597d43a.aspx#commentstart
> And I responded, if anyone’s interested:
> http://www.thedailyparker.com/PermaLink,guid,103d30f9-4d58-4b72-9f5a-8db45ed8a641.aspx
> I hope this isn’t out of scope for the list. I figured people might be
> interested in the latest developments in the case.

Seems strange to me that since Michelson's died in 1990 and Astrolabe, Inc. did 
not buy the rights until 2008, that there seems to be an 18 year time warp in 
the statement 'Following the death of Neil Michelsen, the founder of Astro 
Computing Services, Astrolabe purchased the rights to the ACS PC Atlas' ? I was 
under the impression that 'Great Wisdom Publishing' had bought all the rights in 

Now that we have a quite complete history of the development of the tz database, 
it would be interesting to see how many of the corrections added to the 'olsen' 
database have subsequently been applied to the later issues of the Atlas? And 
how many 'facts' remain incorrect :)

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