Seems to me this is a case where "put up or shut up" might apply - we can
test this theory without any centralized action at all.
I *think* the matter of making 2 lists (or 3, or 4, or...) can be done in
about 1 hour using Procmail and Mailman on an Unix box: subscribe once to
the ietf-announce list, let procmail feed into a set of mailman aliases. Go.
Anyone can set up this without any help from the secretariat. If it gathers
10% of the subscribers of the announce list itself, it has proved itself in
the "marketplace", and we can think about letting the Secretariat run the
Anyone who wants to put up?