Minutes of the 15th RIPE NCC Executive Board Meeting

Draft Minutes
Version: 1.1



Present:
Keith Mitchell, (KM)
Frode Greisen, (FG)
Kees Neggers, (KN)
Wim Vink, (WV)
Mike Norris (MN)
Axel Pawlik (AP)

KM chaired the meeting.
The agenda was agreed as follows:

1 Agenda/schedule bashing
2 Approval of previous minutes - #14, 990907
3 Date of next meeting
4 Outstanding Actions
5 Formalize Daniele Bovio's nomination
6 ICANN
6.1 Formal approval of ASO MoU
6.2 Nomination for ICANN ASO board seat
6.3 Update from EU Commission meetings
6.4 Planning for ICANN LA meeting
7 Announcement of Axel's appointment to community/public/press


Board Officers Elections


1 Agenda/schedule bashing
The Agenda was approved.

2 Approval of previous minutes - #14, 990907
The minutes of the 14th Board Meetings were approved with a minor correction.

3 Date of next meeting
Next meeting will take place this afternoon, 19th of October after the AGM.

4.Outstanding Actions
The following actions are still open:

No. Date Who What

TC 24 07/09/99 KvD Include historical data from now on in the OPEN financial report, so that trends can be seen easier.

TC 25 07/09/99 WV Contact Kees v.Draanen and to look into OPEN

possible legal actions against debtors.


TC 33 07/09/99 RIPE Start inquiring about a professional lobby firm OPEN
NCC to help in the ICANN process.


5. Formalize Daniele Bovio's nomination.

The Board endorsed the nomination of Daniele Bovio for election to the
RIPE NCC.

6 ICANN
6.1 Formal approval of MoU
The Board will implement and plan new responsibilities as a result of the MoU
Further the Board formally endorsed the MoU 6th version and formally authorized John Crain to sign on behalf of RIPE NCC. Further it was decided that the authorization document should have two signatures.

6.2 Nomination for ICANN ASO Board seat

The Board fully endorsed and supported Rob Blokzjil who is the the only formally nominated candidate for the region for the ICANN ASO Board seat.


6.3 Update from EU Commission meetings
The European Union approached us with the proposition of us training people
in AFRINIC and LACNIC and suggested that they will help to fund it.
It was agreed to remind the EU that we have previously done training in
AFRINIC and LACNIC and we are still committed to doing that. Axel will
draft the proposed letter and will circulate it to the Board before
dispatching it.


6.4 Planning for ICANN LA meeting
The Board decided to send Axel to attend the Meeting. Mirjam Kuehne will
also attend.

7 Announcement of Axel's appointment to the community/public/press The Announcement of Axel's appointment was endorsed, Wim Vink proposed to
give all the assistance needed.

AOB:
The Board afirmed that the final minutes are to be signed by the Chairman regularly.

The Board decided to designate a potential Board member who will interact
with the ICANN Ripe Address Council Representatives (ICANN/ASO Liaison).

We need to determine that the contract that has recently been agreed between the US Department of Commerce, ICANN and NSI has noun wanted implications for RIPE NCC Root Name Server operation.
Root Name Server operation could be part of the RIPE NCC Activity Plan

New Actions:

No. Date Who What
TC 35 19/10/99 Axel Draft a letter to the EU regarding courses OPEN
for AFRINIC and LACNIC