[rfc-i] Mailing lists overlap - merge them ?

Jay Daley jay at ietf.org
Mon Feb 8 14:16:22 PST 2021


Roger

> On 8/02/2021, at 10:36 PM, Roger Price <roger at rogerprice.org> wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 8 Feb 2021, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> 
>>> On 08-Feb-21 09:16, Roger Price wrote:
>>> This survey is very interesting, but the regular double posting shows
>>> that the two mailing lists overlap too much.  I suggest merging them.
>> 
>> Bad idea. This topic does indeed interest both lists, but rfc-interest covers much, much more than tools-discuss (and is not an IETF list, in fact). Also, tools-discuss covers more that document prep tools.
> 
> OK. But it would be interesting to know the overlap of the readership.  20% or 80% ?

I’m happy to get that data for you.  

Jay

> 
> About rfc-interest says: "...Topics appropriate to this list may include formatting, tools, style, content, and indexing aspects of the RFC series...."
> 
> About Tools-discuss says: "A list for announcement and discussion of IETF related tools"
> 
> That looks like tools overlap to me.  If the lists are not to be merged, then they are to be clearly separated.  Roger

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