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Time is Saved

The Electronic Frontier Foundation just won the most important legal case you didn’t know about this year, and protected the existence of the Olson Time Zone Database.

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce that a copyright lawsuit threatening an important database of time zone information has been dismissed. The astrology software company that filed the lawsuit, Astrolabe, has also apologized and agreed to a ‘covenant not to sue’ going forward, which will help protect the database from future baseless legal actions and disruptions.

Surprisingly enough, the world’s timezones aren’t kept by an inter-government committee, but by a few¬†intrepid¬†volunteers. This was really important to protect, and you should consider becoming a member of the EFF to protect these kinds of things in the future.