[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Feb 22 22:55:04 UTC 2008


David Woolley wrote:
> Evandro Menezes wrote:
> 
>> Aren't you confusing UTC and GMT?  Or maybe I'm the one confusing
>> both...
> 
> Nearly everyone confuses UTC and GMT.  GMT is an obsolete name for UT1, 
> or something close, but the BBC still uses it to, incorrectly, mean UTC.

That's actually not true. GMT exists in the UK as the local time zone 
reference name. GMT was renamed UTC for mostly political reasons. GMT 
follows UTC but it isn't an incorrect reference.

Danny



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