[LEAPSECS] LEAPSECS Digest, Vol 57, Issue 9- Wikipedia UTC Citation

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Aug 15 13:07:10 EDT 2011

On Aug 15, 2011, at 10:57 AM, Steve Allen wrote:

> On Mon 2011-08-15T12:11:50 -0400, Finkleman, Dave hath writ:

>> Wikipedia entries can be changed by anyone. I recommend that someone

>> correct the recent modification that clouds the origin of the term UTC.


> The wikipedia description of the origin of UTC is within the rules

> becuase it cites the NIST web page which says the same. The

> underlying problems are the recent and not so recent -- but available

> and citeable -- references written from the standpoint of old guys

> remembering what happened. Those writeups differ from the original

> CCIR documents and minutes of the proceedings (and those are very

> difficult to obtain). The originals give a clearer picture of who was

> trying to do what and their contemporary understanding of the issues.

Now that the originals are online, then it shouldn't be a problem to point to them as authoritative?


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