[Gendispatch] Ending ietf@ietf.org

Rob Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com> Sat, 03 April 2021 02:21 UTC

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Subject: [Gendispatch] Ending ietf@ietf.org
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Hi,

I've been thinking about writing an I-D proposing to shut down ietf@ietf.org
.

At this point, there are many other lists to discuss general IETF issues
(last-call@, arch@, gendispatch@, etc). So, the original catch-all purpose
of the IETF list is well-handled in many, if not all, cases.

What's left on the general IETF list seems to consist of general societal
or language issues that the IETF is not well-suited to address.
Additionally, some participants seem to be taking advantage of its large
audience and the list's IETF affiliation. Many of the posts seem better
suited to blog posts, email newsletters, forum posts, other venues where
the readers have opted in to such content.

I don't want to spend time on this document if I'm going to get flamed into
outer space without getting it published, but I think it's time.

thanks,
Rob