IETF Statistics

Distribution of Number of RFCs per Continent

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  • 7444 RFCs (81.48%) have authors from North America.
  • 59 RFCs (0.65%) have authors from South America.
  • 22 RFCs (0.24%) have authors from Africa.
  • 301 RFCs (3.29%) have authors from Australia.
  • 4230 RFCs (46.30%) have authors from Europe.
  • 1 RFCs (0.01%) have authors from OTHER.
  • 1413 RFCs (15.47%) 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.

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This is a part of a statistics report generated by authorstats on 2024-06-19.

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