[tz] NIST leap-second file not yet updated

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Feb 16 11:14:58 UTC 2016

Martin Burnicki wrote:
> Hm, I've just had a look at the current file once more:
> https://hpiers.obspm.fr/iers/bul/bulc/ntp/leap-seconds.list
> I don't see any copyright statement at all in it, nor in the directory
> containing the file.

The NIST file doesn't contain a copyright information, neither. So where
does the idea come from that the NIST file is in the public domain, but
the IERS file isn't?

> Would we require a statement telling explicitly that permission to copy
> the file is granted?
>> I'm not sure how the staff of IERS feel about this, but this sounds like
>> the kind of thing that might perhaps be solved by a simple request.  If,
>> as Steve says, they're "on public record as having interest in
>> disseminating the information", then perhaps they'd be glad to more
>> explicitly place it in the public domain.
> I think this is true. I've been earlier in touch with the folks who
> create the file so I'll contact them and ask ...

I've now contacted the IERS folks and asked them to add some copyright

Martin Burnicki

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