Mirror of the tz Database

Last updated: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:13:09 UTC

On 2011-09-30, an astrology(!) company called "Astrolabe, Inc." filed a lawsuit against the maintainers of the time zone database, claiming the database infringed their copyright. The result of this lawsuit was that the FTP server and tz mailing list were shut down at 2011-10-06.

Actions like this can't be tolerated, no one can claim ownership of something as essential as timezone data. What's next? Patenting the alphabet?
More info about this madness is available here.

This is a mirror of the tz database files and version control repositories.



How to clone the data with Git

Known mirrors



For an up-to-date list of known mirrors, have a look at https://github.com/canbuffi/tzmirror/wiki.

Do you want to help the tz project and set up your own mirror of the tz files? Here you can learn how to do that.



The tz database files are public domain, as well as the mirror website files, mirroring is encouraged. Let's give them a taste of the good old Streisand effect.

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