Seriously WTF?

Seriously WTF?
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.time.tz/4133

Suing for use of facts? I mean in any sane world this is not going to fly, but for the next however many months/years there are not going to be any updates to the TZ database, and any changes (of which there can be many in any given year) will not be updated - resulting in times in many parts of the world being mis-reported in emails, on web logs, and in documents. From a legal perspective, this is a potential disaster - not to mention the other impacts for technical people.

Rage does not adequately describe my mood right now.
http://blog.joda.org/2011/10/today-time-zone-database-was-closed.html

Comments

  1. It is this sort of nonsense that causes big protests in Wall St.

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  2. Lev - no, it appears to be legal chancers. Astrology bozos appear to have bought the rights to the source book and are now suing based on facts from said book being used.

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  3. sigh

    Glad I don't work where I used to. Some of the clients were completely anal about the correct time appearing on some of the pages, so I can only imagine the issues and hardships this will cause in the future.

    Like you say though, in any sane world this would just be laughed at and thrown out. I want a sane world back!

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  4. It may yet. It has not been heard yet.

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