[LEAPSECS] IEC 61850 raises the stakes

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Nov 20 22:24:24 EST 2017

On Sun 2017-11-19T16:22:13-0800 Steve Allen hath writ:
> The wikipedia article on Leap second has recent edits reporting on
> activity of the International Electrotechnical Commission during
> the past few years and at their meeting last month in New Orleans.
> Most of the cited documents are proprietary to IEC patrons.
> The summary in wikipedia indicates that ITU-R advised IEC to use TAI,
> but IEC refused and expects the ITU-R to change UTC.

But the scars are evident in the wikipedia edit history and especially
in the wikipedia talk page


This is some of the clearest confirmation that parties intend to make
a change to UTC in closed sessions, and that the United States is a
leader among those parties.

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