Re: [LEAPSECS] The real problem with leap seconds

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 22:24:08 +0100

In message <>, Steve Allen writes:
>On Sat 2006-01-07T21:20:33 +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:
>> You can find locate your countrys ITU-R representative and contact
>> them with your input, just as well as I can for mine.
>You can try that, and you may succeed, but it is deceptive to assert
>that is easy to do.

As far as I know, pretty much anybody can get observer status in the
working group for a modest/outrageous (take your pick) amount of money.

>> There is nothing hidden, undemocratic or revolutionary about it.
>> The ITU _process_ does actually work.
>Agreed, you just have to be prepared to play the Byzantine games.

Well, that's politics for you. Just because one doesn't like the
rules doesn't mean that they're not fair.

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