[LEAPSECS] why not ITU-T?

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Sep 6 12:49:11 EDT 2010

I wonder if there is not some perceived urgency for the ITU-R to act
on UTC because of the changes in technology. ITU-R covers broadcasts,
but most of the discussion in this mail refers to the internet.
That is covered by the ITU-T, not the ITU-R.

In response to the rapid evolution in computing the ITU-T had to
restructure its process in two ways. First, to streamline things so
that new recommendations could come out in a matter of weeks. Second
(and perhaps more relevant for UTC) to openly publish all of its
recommendations for free.

Lots of good links into ITU-T documents are referenced here

Is it already the case that the de facto authority over the time scale
of the world should reside with the ITU-T rather than with the ITU-R?

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