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Liaison Statement: Closing the mpls-tp mailing-list

Submission Date: 2011-03-07
From: IETF MPLS WG (Loa Andersson)
To: ITU-T SG15 Q9, Q10, Q12 and Q14 (greg.jones@itu.int)
Cc:yoichi.maeda@ttc.or.jp
greg.jones@itu.int
ghani.abbas@ericsson.com
hhelvoort@huawei.com
malcolm.betts@zte.com.cn
kam.lam@alcatel-lucent.com
tsbsg15@itu.int
ahmpls-tp@lists.itu.int
adrian.farrel@huawei.com
rcallon@juniper.net
paf@cisco.com
stbryant@cisco.com
mpls@ietf.org
mpls-tp@ietf.org
swallow@cisco.com
elisa.bellagamba@ericsson.com
Response Contact: loa.andersson@ericsson.com
Technical Contact: loa.andersson@ericsson.com
swallow@cisco.com
rcallon@juniper.net
Purpose: For information
Attachments: (none)
Body:
When the work on MPLS based Transport Networks were started we
anticipated that would be a lot of work and involve a number of
people that were not used to the operations of IETF working
groups.

In order to focus and  make it easier to follow the transport profile
specific work the mpls-tp mailing list were started, while the
mpls working group mailing should be used for other discussions.

Evaluating the situation it turns out that instead of increased focus
we have had an increased number of cross-posting and fragmented
discussions as people sub-scribed to only on list has tried to
respond to discussions going on on the other list. This means that
the positive contribution of the mpls-tp mailing list is small, but
the administrative effort to maintain a mailing list is not
negligible.


The mpls working group chairs has decided to close mpls-tp mailing
list
and re-direct all mpls work to the working group mailing list.
Those subscribed to the mpls-tp list only will have to subscribe
to the mpls working group mailing list.

Please stat already now to direct all mpls-tp mails to mpls@ietf.org.

Loa, Ross and George
mpls wg co-chairs