[LEAPSECS] "old UTC" and "new UTC"

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Mar 25 03:17:07 EDT 2012

In message <8E0EFF2F-CF3E-464D-89BA-D37C6AC7755B at bsdimp.com>, Warner Losh write

>>> There is also the interesting assertion that in the US the NBS was

>>> responsible for frequency and USNO was responsible for time.


>> I have heard that stated also by Prof. Dave Mills.


>I've also heard it from different people in the timing community.

>Usually not in glowing terms. In some cases, I thought they were

>joking about how bad US government bureaucracy can get...

Dave Mills characterization of this split authority was not charitable either.

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