A picture says more than a thousand words, the old saying goes. But what about a number? A total of 2400 people signed the ILC Technical Design Report this year. They come from 392 institutes in 48 countries. While not yet in the realm of authors of an active experiment – the author number for recently published papers of the ATLAS collaboration, for example, is 2939 – the long list of names and institutes demonstrate both the past and present commitment to the project and an interest in future commitment.