Minutes of the 28th RIPE NCC Executive Board Meeting

Date: 29 April 2002
Time: 13:30-16:30
Location: Conference venue during RIPE 42, Amsterdam

Scribe: Sabine Mader (SAM)
Version: 2.0

Attendees:

Kees Neggers - Chair (KN)
Frode Greisen - ICANN Liaison (FG)
Nigel Titley - Secretary (NT)
Janos Zsako - Treasurer (JZ)
Daniele Bovio - (DB)
Axel Pawlik - Managing Director (AP)

Apologies: None

AGENDA:

1. Agenda/Comments

  • 1.1 Apologies/New Agenda Points
  • 1.2 Approval Previous Minutes
  • 1.3 Date of next meeting

2. Outstanding Actions

3. Report from the RIPE NCC

4. Approval Financial Report 2001

5. Approval Annual Report (text)

6. Tentative Result Q1 / 02 and projection end 2002

7. 6bone

8. ICANN

9. AOB

1. Agenda/Comments

  • 1.1 No new Agenda Points
  • 1.2 Minutes of the 27th EB meeting, held on 15 January 2002 were approved.
  • 1.3 Next meeting will be held from 13:00 - 17:00 on 3 September 2002 at the offices of RIPE NCC in Amsterdam. Light lunch will be served at 12:00 am.

2. Outstanding Actions

Actions were discussed and marked as apropriate. See attached action list.

New action defined after discussion of Action EB63:
EB64 / 29/04/02 / AP
Financial scenarios re possible membership developments and their financial implications for a couple of years to be worked out / AP

3. Report from the RIPE NCC

Axel Pawlik gave an update report which was discussed. Specific topics discussed were RIPE NCC response time and a planned membership survey.

ACTION:
EB65 / 29/04/02 / AP
To clarify response time definition

4. Approval Financial Report 2001

The Financial Report was approved by the Board after review of the auditor's report and the Management Letter.

The clearinghouse procedure was discussed.

ACTION:
EB66 / 29/04/02 / AP
To produce a report on clearinghouse status.

5. Approval Annual Report (text)

The draft version of the Annual Report was approved by the Board after minor changes.

6. Tentative Result Q 1/ 02 and projection end 2002

The Financial Controller Jochem de Ruig gave an update on the current financial situation of the RIPE NCC. He also gave a projection to the end of the financial year 2002.

Decision:
The surplus of 2001 will be put into the clearinghouse.

ACTION:
EB67 / 29/04/02 / AP
To produce an overview of the costs/revenues of RIPE Meetings

7. 6bone

Axel Pawlik informed the Board about the recent meeting between Bob Fink and RIR staff.

8. ICANN

The ICANN reform process was extensively discussed. There was consensus to produce a second joint RIR statement on the ICANN mission. The Board voiced concern about the low value of ICANN for the community and is confident the RIRs between themselves are able to manage the relevant internet resources.

9. AOB

Axel Pawlik informed the Board that the 10th anniversary of the RIPE NCC was planned to be celebrated during the RIPE 42 Dinner.


ACTION LIST:

Outstanding Actions:

  • EB49 06/02/01 AP

    Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to be presented on a regular basis to the Board as part of the monthly report.

    changed into: KPIs to be produced monthly as part of the regular operating procedures of the RIPE NCC.
    CLOSED

  • EB61 16/08/01 AP

    Status report on hostcount to be produced by RIPE NCC.

    PROG Status:
    A full overview over the activity is available on the website. Further checks to verify that no irregularities have been encountered during the recent months are being conducted. The big increase in the number of host under .nl was not a counting error, rather was caused by the government project of providing Internet to schools.
    CLOSED

  • EB62 02/10/01 ALL

    Reminder on thinking about a strategy re reclamation of address space with the backing of the community only with reasonable justification. Results from further discussions to be included into the Activity Plan 2003.
    ONGOING
  • EB63 15/01/02 ALL

    Input for Activity Plan 2003 until next EB Meeting.
    OPEN

New Actions:

  • EB64 / 29/04/02 / AP

    Financial scenarios re possible membership developments and their financial implications for a couple of years to be worked out / AP
  • EB65 / 29/04/02 / AP

    To clarify response time definition
  • EB66 / 29/04/02 / AP

    To produce report on clearinghouse status
  • EB67 / 29/04/02 / AP

    To produce an overview of the costs/revenues of RIPE Meetings