UTC as basis for time legislation
tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 03:15:03 UTC 2011
On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 3:53 AM, Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> wrote:
> On 2011 Sep 23, at 18:44, <Paul_Koning at Dell.com> wrote:
>> So if country A says its legal time is an hour ahead of GMT and B says they are an hour ahead of UTC, those are technically different statements. However, to the approximation of tzdata, the outcome is the same: both country A and B would be shown in the tzdata file as having an offset of 60 minutes.
>> Is that correct?
> It is correct under ITU-R TF.460-6.
has no reference to GMT.
Also I don't understand why tzdata approximation is involved.
I would assume that legal GMT in the UK in the year 2011 is exactly
the same as UTC. I could not find a law for that.
Maybe an older legal definition would make GMT the same as UT0.
"UT0 is the mean solar time of the prime meridian obtained from direct
Can anyone give a UK law relating GMT to UTC?
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