The TZ mailing list just received the following message from Arthur David Olson:
A civil suit was filed on September 30 in federal court in Boston; I'm a defendant; the case involves the time zone database.
The ftp server at elsie.nci.nih.gov has been shut down.
The mailing list will be shut down after this message.
Electronic mail can be sent to me at email@example.com.
The lawsuit in question appears to be "Astrolabe, Inc. v. Olson et al", if anyone's curious.
Is anyone setting up an alternative mailing list or FTP site for TZ users? I'd hate to see us all duplicating our efforts.