[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Feb 8 15:48:17 EST 2011

On 02/08/2011 13:29, Steve Allen wrote:

> On Tue 2011-02-08T13:14:27 -0700, Warner Losh hath writ:

>> I'd be willing to agree that "Coupling of Civil time to the earth is

>> required." Coupling of the successor to UTC isn't required, or at least

>> there's not consensus that it is required.

> The broadcast time signals should be as uniform as is technologically

> possible according to best current practices.


> Most governments of the world are signatories to agreements which

> state that Universal Time is a subdivision of the mean solar day which

> ultimately produces the calendar. Unless those agreements are

> explicitly terminated the notion of time continues to deserve input

> from astronomical measurements

Treaty obligation isn't something that's come up here before. Do you
have references to which treaties apply?


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