[LEAPSECS] Bloomberg announced its smear

Michael Shields mshields at google.com
Tue Sep 27 14:31:57 EDT 2016

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 2:02 AM, Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:
> So, if everyone who is smearing is doing so piecewise-linear, it seems
> there is a great opportunity for them to get together and choose a
> consensus set of smear parameters.

I think that would be a great idea.  There isn't time to get agreement
for leap 37, but it would be very nice if smeared clocks agreed in the
future.  After all, the point of having clocks, as opposed to interval
counters, is for them to agree.

The 24-hour smear from noon to noon UTC seems to be a good choice.  It
is only 11.5 ppm frequency change, within the error of most clocks
anyway, and it is simple to reason about.

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