Re: [arch-d] [I18n-discuss] Closing the list

John C Klensin <> Wed, 13 May 2020 18:14 UTC

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There have been multiple comments about that list, the
observation that it is the _only_ IAB or IETF list available for
general internationalization discussions (and, for the portion
of the community that is interested in that work, a good place
to copy announcements of i18n work and Last Calls), and the
occasional but important bursts of traffic on it.    AFAIK, the
first response from the IAB on the subject was this new
"shutdown in 7 days" announcement.

Consistent with those comments, if the IAB wants to further
indicate to the community that either it is uninterested in a
fully international Internet and the technical and protocol work
needed to get there or that it does not believe that such work
is part of the architecture, you should definitely do that.  But
the result should not be shutting down the list but moving
responsibility for it to (noting that it is already on
the IETF's Non-WG list and that the IETF holds the archives),
creating whatever aliases, and moving over subscribers, as

regards (and from an i18n perspective although with no hats on),

--On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:10 -0400 Jared Mauch
<> wrote:

> Greetings!
> The IAB is reviewing the mailing lists we are stewards for and
> intend to close this list in 7 days.
> If you have questions or concerns please direct them to
> the architecture-discuss list.
> Thank you,
> Jared Mauch
> (on behalf of the IAB)
> _______________________________________________
> I18n-discuss mailing list