Minutes of the 68th RIPE NCC Executive Board Meeting
Author: Paul Rendek
Maintainer: Sabine Mader
Fahad AlShirawi, Member
Dmitry Burkov, ICANN Liaison
Nigel Titley, Chairman
Andreas Wittkemper, Secretary
János Zsakó, Treasurer
Sabine Mader, Assistant to the Managing Director, RIPE NCC
Axel Pawlik, Managing Director, RIPE NCC
Paul Rendek, Head of External Relations and Comms., RIPE NCC
Jochem de Ruig, Chief Financial Officer, RIPE NCC
Rob Blokzijl, RIPE Chairman
1. Agenda / Comments 1.1 Apologies, New Agenda Points 1.2 Approval of Previous Minutes, EB#67 1.3 Date of Next Meetings 2. Remaining Outstanding Actions Not Covered by Agenda 3. Report from the RIPE NCC 4. General Meeting Minutes 4.1 Informal Approval 4.2 Confirmation of RIPE NCC proposals to membership e-voting, charging scheme 2010 5. Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan 2010 Vision & Strategy 6. Outline for RIPE NCC Budget 2010 7. External Relations 7.1 ICANN / IANA 7.2 NRO / RIRs 7.3 RIPE 8. AOB
Nigel Titley, RIPE NCC Chairman, opened the meeting at 13:00
1.1 Apologies, New Agenda Points
No apologies. No new agenda points were brought forward.
1.2 Approval of Previous Minutes, EB#67
No comment, the minutes of Executive Board meeting #67 were approved.
1.3. Date of Next Meetings
The proposed dates for upcoming Executive Board meetings are as follows:
2. Remaining Outstanding Actions Not Covered by Agenda
EB154 11/03/2009 AP
EB155 11/03/2009 AP
3. Report from the RIPE NCC
Axel summarised the report sent to the Board. He also spoke about recent ITU initiatives in the area of surveys focused on Internet resources, namely IPv6 deployment. Axel mentioned that he would be coordinating activities in this area with industry partners and report to the RIPE NCC members and RIPE community on the Internet governance environment, and that he saw the need for staff resources to support this. No comments were made on the RIPE NCC report.
Jochem presented figures on membership growth statistics. There was general discussion and the Board agreed to monitor the data provided to track trends. Following discussion a number of action items were raised. They were:
4. General Meeting Minutes
4.1 Informal Approval
Nigel asked whether anyone had comments on the notes from the General Meeting. The Board was pleased with the notes and asked that the RIPE NCC produce and publish the draft minutes.
4.2 Confirmation of RIPE NCC proposals to membership e-voting, charging scheme 2010
The Board discussed the feedback received from the General Meeting May 2009 on proposals for e-voting for Executive Board elections.
5. Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan 2010 Vision & Strategy
Axel presented the draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan 2010 Vision & Strategy. Discussion followed about the proposed new or significantly developed activity plan focus areas.
6. Outline for RIPE NCC Budget 2010
Jochem presented the management budget scenarios up to and including operating year 2011. After some discussion about the construction of the budget, Jochem reported that supporting activities will be linked to areas in the budget.
7. External Relations
Dmitry asked what the plans were in place for the RIPE NCC and other RIRs to respond to the survey published by Nav6. Axel commented that a response to the call for participation in the survey was submitted to Nav6 and published on the RIR and NRO websites. It was noted that the response to the RIR communication from Nav6 was also published on the RIR and NRO websites. Axel commented that the RIRs would move forward in collaboration on this activity.
The Board asked for a short report on the ITU TSB survey completed by the RIRs. The Board agreed that the survey results should be sent to all ITU member state representatives both by email and in printed form. Axel mentioned that this activity would also be coordinated by the RIRs.
7.1 ICANN / IANA
Axel reported that the RIPE NCC as well as the operators of rootservers I and M have sent letters to ICANN confirming their commitment to operating the rootservers. A similar letter was expected from ICANN, but has not been received to date.
7.2 NRO / RIRs
Axel provided a report on technical and external relations activities where the RIRs were cooperating. Axel mentioned that the RIRs need to work together even closer than in the past in the area of Internet governance and has offered resources from the RIPE NCC to better coordinate the efforts of the RIRs especially related to the NRO activities.
Rob reported that the RIPE meeting was very well attended with a record number of attendees.
No additional points were raised.
Outstanding Action Items:
EB154 11/03/2009 AP
EB155 11/03/2009 AP
EB156 11/03/2009 AP
EB157 11/03/2009 AP
EB158 11/03/2009 AP
New Action Items:EB159 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked Axel to update the statistics pages in the Executive Board document repository.
EB160 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked Axel to check the seasonal effect of the conversion rate of new members. This information should appear in the Executive Board report.
EB161 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked the RIPE NCC to investigate in more detail the reason for LIR closures. This information should appear in the Executive Board report.
EB162 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked the RIPE NCC to split investments into end-of-life replacements and new investments.
EB163 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked for the publication of the GM May 2009 minutes as soon as possible.
EB164 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked for a revised Articles of Association proposal to allow for Instant run-off and postal paper ballot voting mechanisms for Executive Board elections.
EB165 2009/06/03 AP: The RIPE NCC to consult legal authorities regarding its status as a Dutch Association due to possible financial outcomes of the Charging Scheme 2010.
EB166 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked Axel to communicate the Charging Scheme 2010 proposal to the RIPE NCC membership.
EB167 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked Axel to produce a budget proposal based on the activities outlined in the draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan 2010 Vision & Strategy. The Board delivery deadline is set for the week of 22 June 2009.
EB168 2009/06/03 AP: Axel was asked to distribute the ITU-TSB survey response directly to the ITU member states.
EB169 2009/06/03 AP: The Board asked Axel to include the IETF as an additional external relations point to report on in the Executive Board meetings.