[LEAPSECS] ITU-R SG7 to consider UTC on October 4

Jonathan E. Hardis jhardis at tcs.wap.org
Thu Aug 5 17:41:56 EDT 2010

On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:45:24 -0700
Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> wrote:

> On Thu 2010-08-05T16:29:17 -0400, ashtongj hath writ:

>> On 2010-08-05 3:17 PM, Jonathan E. Hardis wrote:

>> The 15th Conference Generale des Poids et Mesures (the formal body

>> formed by the Treaty of the Meter) "strongly endorsed" the usage of UTC

>> as the basis of civil time among the signatory nations and throughout

>> the world.


> The CGPM did so with the explicit recognition that UTC (with leap

> seconds) provides mean solar time (in accord with the 1884

> International Meridian Conference agreement about time).


> http://www1.bipm.org/jsp/en/ViewCGPMResolution.jsp?CGPM=15&RES=5

In the resolution, I don't see the reference to the 1884
International Meridian Conference, but nonetheless, the
CGPM has the prerogative to change its mind.

- Jonathan

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