[LEAPSECS] POSIX and C (Was: Re: ISO Influence)

Jonathan E. Hardis jhardis at tcs.wap.org
Thu Dec 23 20:48:54 EST 2010

On Dec 23, 2010, at 8:04 PM, Rob Seaman wrote:

> On Dec 23, 2010, at 5:45 PM, Jonathan E. Hardis wrote:


>> WHERE under U.S. jurisdiction is UTC (no offset) the legal, civil

>> time?


> There's the ISS, but on the other hand does "jurisdiction" mean much

> until it has been challenged in court?

Another interesting answer ... perhaps right, though the concept of
"civil time" on the ISS may be a bit iffy.

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty, the
Outer Space Treaty (of 1967) stipulates that "outer space, including
the Moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national
appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation,
or by any other means". However, the State that launches a space
object retains jurisdiction and control over that object.

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_and_financial_aspects_of_the_ISS
, "each partner shall retain jurisdiction and control over the
elements [modules] it registers and over personnel in or on the Space
Station who are its nationals."

Cleaner answers still await, however.

- Jonathan

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