IETF Statistics

Distribution of Number of RFCs per Continent

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  • 1203 RFCs (77.36%) have authors from North America.
  • 13 RFCs (0.84%) have authors from South America.
  • 2 RFCs (0.13%) have authors from Africa.
  • 62 RFCs (3.99%) have authors from Australia.
  • 1000 RFCs (64.31%) have authors from Europe.
  • 339 RFCs (21.80%) have authors from Asia.

Wondering why the total is greater than 100%? RFCs with multiple authors may be counted multiple times, if the authors are from different countries.

Data Freshness and Source

This is a part of a statistics report generated by authorstats on 11/12, 2018.

All data in this report is retrieved from public sources, such as publications published at the IETF. The tool and the report are independent of the IETF, however.

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