[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

sla29970 at gmail.com sla29970 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 02:24:02 UTC 2008

On Feb 22, 4:02 pm, ober... at es.net (Kevin Oberman) wrote:
> Are you really sure? I've always read that GMT is UT1, not UTC. I just
> read the article on wikipedia and it seems to agree that GMT is UT1.

Please have a look at
That's 207 pages of document basically explaining that during the
1960s the nomenclature was chaotic.  The US NBS station WWV/WWVB were
broadcasting what is now known as the old form of UTC, which attempted
to track UT2 (not UT1), and calling it GMT, but the time bureaus
themselves had a whole other vocabulary.  Given the history it is not
productive to press this sort of argument.

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