[LEAPSECS] Get off my lawn!

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Jun 20 10:08:07 EDT 2011

In message <20110620134625.GA3215 at ucolick.org>, Steve Allen writes:

> In response, Dr Beard pointed

> out that regulatory and related activities are also key issues for

> definition of time scales, and that the ITU is an international

> treaty organization with regulatory functions.

This is actually a good point.

ITU is a UN organ and therefore by definition covers the entire
world population. How strong their arm is is a relevant question,
not nobody is denied representation.

CCTF and BIPM is entities of the Meter Convention, and there are
still a number of countries not part to that treaty or for that
matter parties to the treaty which have still not implemented it.

Please notice absense of very tempting joke about imperial timekeeping.

Damn... Sorry...


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