[lir-wg] Re: 50% increase in RIPE fees ? Since when ?
Kurt Erik Lindqvist
Wed Dec 4 05:58:14 CET 2002
> Daniel, > In times of peak demand the RIPE NCC still has to deliver; > it cannot just decide not to grow, produce less services than demanded, > and then choose the customers that get services and those that do not. > > The RIPE NCC cannot build huge reserves in order not to endanger > its tax exempt status. > > All this has led to steadily decreasing membership fees over the years. > Nobody has been complaining. > you are here implying that the members only react because it's to their disadvantage. Notice that I am not necessarily against raising the fees, but doing so with a declining number of members requires good reasoning and motivation. It also demands that the RIPE NCC demonstrates that they have realized the situation and that this is being dealt with in a way that will not lead to new raises in a year. There is nothing strange in this. What is starting to worry me is the replies indicating that asking these questions would be improper.... If the raised fees in combination with a decreasing number of members leads to a significant improvement in service I am all for it. If it just keep the current state - we as a community have a problem. - kurtis -
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