[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Feb 22 21:29:47 UTC 2008

sla29970 at gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 22, 12:26 pm, "David L. Mills" <mi... at udel.edu> wrote:
>>My reference for leap second introduction was CCIR Recommendation 517,
>>which permits leaps only June/December.
> For reference, that is now known as ITU-R RA.517, available for
> purchase at
> http://www.itu.int/rec/R-REC-RA.517/en
> as near as I can tell, any language on leap seconds was merely by
> reference to what is now known as ITU-R TF.460, and it had all been
> removed prior to revision 3 of that document which is now at revision
> 4.
> Sigh.  When its name was CCIR it was dismayingly poor at
> consultation.  Now that its name is ITU-R it is still dismayingly poor
> at communication.  I don't like it when international standards needed
> by lots of operational systems are hidden away in proprietary
> documents.

Who pays the people who develop the standards??  For their time?  Their 
travel to attend meetings?  Sometimes their employers will fund this 
sort of thing but if it's not business related they have no obligation 
to do so.

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