[time-nuts] GMT vs. UTC
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Nov 20 15:05:38 EST 2006
In message <20061120.205504.-1199877303.cfmd at bredband.net>, Magnus Danielson wr
>The question relates to weither GMT and UTC is the same time-scale or not.
They are not.
>If they are not, what is the difference? Where would I find any authority
>information showing that they are the same or are not the same.
GMT is controlled by the House of Commons in England, UTC is controlled
by the UN organization ITU-R.
A UTC clock may show the same as a GMT clock, but only if the
relevant politicians decide to make it so.
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