Chaos feared after Unix time-zone database is nuked
Oct 08, 2011, 10:00 (12 Talkback[s])
"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.
David Olson, custodian of the Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time
Database, said on Thursday he was retiring the FTP server he's long
maintained. Also known as the Olson database, it's the official
reference Unix machines use to set clocks to local time and is used
by countless websites and applications to reconcile time
differences across the world.