[tz] leap seconds (srsly)

Zefram zefram at fysh.org
Fri Nov 4 19:39:04 UTC 2011

In a couple of months, a decision is going to be made about possibly
ceasing leap seconds in UTC.  If that happens, the tz database is going
to be thrown into a world of hurt, as "UTC = GMT" gradually ceases to
be a viable approximation.  Here are the slides from a talk presented a
couple of months ago that provides a useful primer on how the decision
would interact with civil and legal time:


All the presentations from the conference where that was presented,
discussing mary aspects of the decision, can be found here:


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