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

ashtongj ashtongj at comcast.net
Tue Aug 10 18:16:48 EDT 2010

On 2010-08-10 5:42 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> I am 100% convinced that the EU-court will find that it is painfully

> clear that the directive mandates that all countries switch to

> summer-time at the exact same moment, relative to the UTC timescale,

> simply on the basis that the directive would be pointless under any

> other interpretation.

It could be the directive was only intended to address time to a
precision of one second or so, with astronomers, communications
engineers, and metrologists intentionally left to their own devices to
sort things out amongst themselves when higher accuracy is required.

Gerry Ashton

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