Copyright silliness hits a new low

Chaos feared after Unix time-zone database is nuked

The internet’s authoritative source for time-zone data has been shut down after the volunteer programmer who maintained it was sued for copyright infringement by a maker of astrology software.

Yes, you did read that right. A useful resource, provided free-of-charge by an altruistic programmer has just been shut down by an astrologer.

Words fail me.

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