[LEAPSECS] Changing the name of UTC

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Fri Oct 17 01:48:18 EDT 2014

On Thu 2014-10-16T17:07:02 -0700, Warner Losh hath writ:
> On Oct 16, 2014, at 3:39 PM, Rob Seaman <seaman at noao.edu> wrote:
> > Nothing would be renamed.  Nothing would be redefined.
> Nothing would change.

I am not understanding the subtleties in that statement.  It seems to
me that if the ITU-R were to adopt the conclusion from the 2003 Torino
colloquium organized by WP7A, recommend that the radio broadcast time
signals no longer include leap seconds, and also that the time scale
in the broadcasts be named International Time, that would be a change.
Indeed, it would be a change with a character that would be welcomed
by the systems which do not handle leap seconds well.

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