Re: Planned experiment: A new mailing list for last-call discussions

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Sat, 14 September 2019 20:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: Planned experiment: A new mailing list for last-call discussions
To: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>, Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
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From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 08:56:15 +1200
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On 15-Sep-19 01:20, John C Klensin wrote:
...
> I have had the impression that, despite dropouts due to volume
> on the list and other factors, the vast majority of active IETF
> participants (those who were contributing to focused technical
> mailings lists such as WG ones and/or coming to meetings and
> participating in technical work) were still on the IETF list.

I wonder if we could change from an impression to some data?

For example:

(A) How many people* are subscribed to ietf@ ?

(B) How many people are eligible under the current NomCom rule?

(C) How many people are "active" in some other sense (e.g. have sent mail to *any* IETF list in the past year)?

How many people are in (A) only, in (A) & (B), in (A) & (C), in (B) or (C) but not (A)?

We coud add

(D) How many people are subscribed to ietf-announce@

* people = distinct email addresses excluding the + construct.

These data exist if someone in the Secretariat could extract them.

Regards
    Brian