Re: [LEAPSECS] Defining our terms (was Re: [LEAPSECS] Longer leap second notice)

From: William Thompson <>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 19:04:39 -0500

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> Universal Time = confusing term which comes handy when trying to
> manipulate discussions about leap second futures.

I have to take issue with this one. It's obvious from the current definition
and terminology used with Coordinated Universal Time that the original intent
was that UTC would be more-or-less synchronous with UT0, UT1, UT2. The current
debate is whether we should move away from that original intent.

William Thompson
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 612.1
Greenbelt, MD  20771
Received on Fri Jan 06 2006 - 16:04:57 PST

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