Re: [LEAPSECS] GMT -> UTC in Australia

From: Steve Allen <>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 00:55:58 -0800

On Fri 2005-02-25T09:24:56 +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:
> It semantically would make a lot of sense to retain the name UTC
> and get rid of the leapseconds.

Except that we already have another name for that time scale


In the long run it will be interesting to see how or whether various
disciplines and user groups distinguish between TAI and GST. Galileo
system time will be guaranteed to be within 50 ns of TAI for 95% of
the time.

To whom is that a difference that will make a difference?

Sociologically, it makes sense to wait for the understanding brought
by the answer to that question before redefining UTC.

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