On his blog, Stephen Colebourne reports
that the timezone database is available again at a new location [FTP]
. This is in response to the lawsuit that shut down the Olson time zone database
. "I think that all this energy once again demonstrates the value of open source communities and their resilience to difficulties when the code/data really matters to a wide cross-section of people. Thanks to everyone involved in [providing] that energy and spreading news of the attack.
However, none of us must forget Arthur David Olson and Paul Eggert, who still face the threat of a direct and personal lawsuit having given so much to the open community for zero cost and zero reward. I look forward to hearing better news for them personally.
" More information can also be found in a post
by Robert Elz who has been spearheading the effort to find a new home for the database.
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