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From "Paul Joseph Davis (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1955) Logs should use UTC timestamps
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:45:05 GMT


Paul Joseph Davis commented on COUCHDB-1955:

An old ticket with a random bump but it caught the random fact part of my brain. Quoting from
the linked UTC wikipedia page:

"For most purposes, UTC is considered interchangeable with GMT, but GMT is no longer precisely
defined by the scientific community."


"For most common and legal-trade purposes, the fractional second difference between UTC and
UT (GMT) is inconsequentially small. Greenwich Mean Time is the legal standard in Britain
during the winter, and this notation is familiar to and used by the population.[20]"

And if you google it:

"There is no time difference between Greenwich Mean Time and Coordinated Universal Time"

I'm not even sure how we pull GMT from anywhere but my guess is that its probably actually
UTC due to NTP updates.

> Logs should use UTC timestamps
> ------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1955
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Jan Lehnardt
>             Fix For: 2.0.0
> We currently log GMT while the rest of the world uses UTC (IIRC).
> This ticket is to figure out if that’s actually true and if it is, what we can do to

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