[tz] NIST leap-second file not yet updated
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Mon Feb 15 21:57:15 UTC 2016
Paul_Koning at dell.com said:
> This is why ADO added explicit "this is in the public domain"notices in the TZ files.
Actually, "public domain" is a US concept that doesn't apply elsewhere.
Better would be a statement saying that blanket permission is given for
these files to be copied. One of the Creative Commons Licences would appear
to be the right tool for the job.
> IERS, it would seem that this should not be an issue. It's pretty likely that the absence of a statement in the files is an oversight, perhaps caused by an assumption that absence of a stated restriction means there isn't a restriction. (But in fact, absence of statement means no permission -- it doesn't mean no restriction...)
Actually, absence of statement means simply that no statement has been
made. After all, permission can be granted in other ways. Perhaps there's a
notice up in their offices :-)
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