Draft report on first annual IETF community survey

IETF Executive Director <exec-director@ietf.org> Thu, 08 July 2021 20:46 UTC

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In May of this year the IETF Administration LLC (IETF LLC) on behalf of the IESG and in collaboration with the IAB distributed the first annual IETF community survey to all 56,000 addresses subscribed to IETF mailing lists.  As noted in the blog post [1] that launched the survey, its purpose was "To help better understand our community and its makeup, gather views on the IETF and how well it works for participants, and gain insight into how we compare to similar organisations".  We want to thank the 2032 people who responded to this survey, providing a rich data set.

A report has now been written jointly by the IETF LLC and IESG that analyses the results and draws some key findings from the analysis. As this is the first year of this survey, we are seeking feedback on a draft version of this report before a final version is published.

The draft report is available at:


Please provide any feedback on the draft report to the admin-discuss@ietf.org mailing list or directly to the IESG at iesg@ietf.org by 9 August 2021.

Please also feel free to reach out to me directly at exec-director@ietf.org if you have any questions or concerns.

[1] https://www.ietf.org/blog/first-annual-ietf-community-survey/ 

Jay Daley
IETF Executive Director