[LEAPSECS] The Debate over UTC and Leap Seconds

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Tue Aug 10 12:54:39 EDT 2010

Hi Steve,

Perhaps you can elaborate on what you mean here? Especially the last sentence.

It's patently obvious that consensus is lacking :-) In other circumstances it would be unremarkable that lack of consensus implies the need for more careful and extensive discussions before acting.


On Aug 10, 2010, at 9:41 AM, Steve Allen wrote:

> On Tue 2010-08-10T15:03:39 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:

>> As member of the opposing party, I will go as far as to call several

>> sections of this paper for "carefully calibrated misinformation

>> bordering on pure bunk".


> I find this to be an indication that the work of the WP7A is not done,

> for we *still* lack not only consensus, but common understanding.


> Something happened in the CCIR VII (forerunner of ITU-R SG7/WP7A)

> between 1966 and 1970. Instead of being descriptive of the practices

> of others , they became prescriptive of their practices.


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