Re: Author and attendance measurements [Was: Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]]

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Fri, 08 November 2019 17:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: Author and attendance measurements [Was: Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]]
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Comments: In-reply-to "Andrew G. Malis" <agmalis@gmail.com> message dated "Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:02:09 -0500."
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Andrew G. Malis <agmalis@gmail.com>; wrote:
    >> So an alternate stat may be the number of unique people who upload to
    >> the Datatracker.  So that would require, for each RFC published,
    >> getting the list of people who uploaded.  That would be a lower bound
    >> on number active authors.  The numbers Jari has would be the upper
    >> bound.

    > That would include Internet Draft authors as well as RFC authors, but I
    > think that's a better metric of how many active authors we have in a
    > given year.

Well, the complexity is that one has to get the list of RFCs, then the list
of uploads for each RFC.

    > Except now we have authoring happening on GitHub as well, which is more
    > difficult to track. For example, how many active authors do we have in
    > the QUIC WG? Tough to say without looking at their GitHub document
    > update history.

Thus a reason why I'd like to have the list of contributors/acknowledgements
in a structured format in the document :-)

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Michael Richardson <mcr+IETF@sandelman.ca>;, Sandelman Software Works
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