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Submission + - Time-zone Database Down (

tyen writes: The time-zone database source and mailing list were shut down due to a complaint filed by a company over the use of historical pre-1991 time-zone data from a book the company holds the copyright upon. A blog article discusses the context and the wide-ranging impact upon the (mainly Unix and Linux) computing world, and gives a call for action to commercial OS vendors who have benefitted over the years from the database for legal and financial assistance.

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