On 2 Jan 2007 at 11:56, Ashley Yakeley wrote:

> GPS is TAI. I'm not proposing abandoning TAI for those applications
> that need it.

It's a few seconds off from TAI, isn't it?  It was synchronized to
UTC in 1980 (I think), but without subsequent leap seconds, so it's
now different from both TAI and UTC.  They probably should just have
used TAI if they wanted a time scale without leap seconds, rather
than ending up creating a different one.

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