[Rd] tzone DB lawsuit Implications for R-project?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Oct 7 17:51:17 CEST 2011

Not as yet.  Many much bigger users than us (almost all Unix-alike 
OSes, Java, Tcl, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, ...) have more resources 
to investigate.

Note that we only use the database on Windows, and only because OS 
services are woefully inadequate on that platform: we could go back to 
using those services ....

On Fri, 7 Oct 2011, Jeff Ryan wrote:

> Does anyone from core have a comment on the implications for the R-project on this:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/07/unix_time_zone_database_destroyed/
> Given the inclusion of the TZ database with R as well as the functionality used by R, is this something that the FSF is looking at yet?
> Best,Jeff
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