[LEAPSECS] The Debate over UTC and Leap Seconds

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Aug 10 16:53:35 EDT 2010

In message <FCE3D0E6-8E84-4EAE-89EA-42C26A9F854D at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>It is precisely the ITU that is rejecting this option, along with

>the vast space of other options that preserve civil time as a flavor

>of mean solar time.

As far as I know they did consider it, but asked for more than 10
years, possibly for 25 years, and was told "impossible" by IERS.

The real problem as I see it right now, is that no matter what
decision they reach, it is unfunded.


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