Results and analysis of the survey of I-D authors on formats and tools

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In October-November 2020 the IETF Administration LLC ran a survey of I-D authors on the formats and tools that they use.  This survey was issued to a total of 6037 email addresses, with that list built from the addresses of everyone who submitted an I-D, or was listed as an author, in the five years previous.  718 responses were received, giving a margin of error of +/- 3.43%. We wish to thank all of you that took the time to reply to this survey.

The results of this survey are now available as a basic web report:

Additionally, the IETF Executive Director and Temporary RFC Series Project Manager have produced a detailed report of analysis and recommendations:

I recommend that any discussion on this subject takes place on either or as appropriate.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.

Jay Daley
IETF Executive Director