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Wow! Via Slashdot, we discover that a company named Astrolabe, which appears to make astrology software, has ridiculously decided to sue the maintainers of the timezone database that nearly every Unix and Linux platform uses to set clocks to local time. Astrolabe apparently bought the rights to the database from The American Atlas, which is cited as a source in the timezone database. But... there's a problem: you can't copyright facts. And it's difficult to see how this information is anything but factual.
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Wow, if that's true can I sue Astrolabe since the UNIX server at school think's that it's August 1970?
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We need a suing thread topic or maybe its own forum....this is just absurd.....
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We need a suing thread topic or maybe its own forum....this is just absurd.....
We need to pray god to rain some common sense.

If he doesn't then

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Wow, if that's true can I sue Astrolabe since the UNIX server at school think's that it's August 1970?
Sure you can....

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We need a suing thread topic or maybe its own forum....this is just absurd.....
+1....
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Is Astrolabe owned by App... . Another stupid suit.

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Wow, if that's true can I sue Astrolabe since the UNIX server at school think's that it's August 1970?
It's not?
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