[members-discuss] Voting @ GM 2011
Jon Morby jon at fido.net
Mon Nov 7 12:39:03 CET 2011
Hi Nigel I think the problem has been that the activity plan has lacked any substance for a while ... It would be good to see costs all be they in retrospect in at least part for this year's activity plan. I would also quite like an answer to the question I raised at the GM in respect to the costs for the RPKI project. You kindly admitted that you had exact costs for the project and then completely failed to provide them despite that being the point of my question. I would be grateful for a completion of the answer; all be it too late to affect the outcome of the vote at the GM. However I think it would be useful to see how much of the overall budget is assigned to this project, and all other activities currently underway. The fact no costs / budgets have been included in the activity plan over the last few years is an innocent oversight I'm sure, but it would be useful to correct this now as you have already stated, and it would be helpful to see the costs for this year both actual and budgeted ... Thanks in advance. -- Jon Morby fido.net - the internet made simple! tel: 0845 004 3050 fax: 0845 004 3051 On 7 Nov 2011, at 11:19, "Nigel Titley" <nigel at titley.com> wrote: > On 07/11/2011 10:52, Hank Nussbacher wrote: >> In most businesses I know of, when there is an expected revenue >> shortfall, cuts are made - either in salary, amount of manpower or in >> projects. I hope RIPE NCC has contingency plans in place. > > Or, rather than cutting services to members, we use some of our > reserves. That is likely what will happen here, although we will > obviously have a look at trimming budgets where that doesn't affect > member services. The RIPE NCC isn't strictly speaking "like most > businesses". Our membership have a great say in what we do through the > activity plan, the draft of which is usually published in May of every > year. Membership discussion is always invited, and very seldom received. > > Next year we will be making the activity plan much clearer and will be > showing the financial cost of at least each type of activity. Where > warranted we will go down to the individual activity. The RIPE NCC has > committed to this. In return, I would like members to commit to reading > the activity plan and commenting on it. The activity plan feeds into the > budget, which in turn feeds into the charging scheme. We need to get it > right. > > Nigel > > ---- > If you don't want to receive emails from the RIPE NCC members-discuss > mailing list, please log in to your LIR Portal account and go to the general page: > https://lirportal.ripe.net/general/view > > Click on "Edit my LIR details", under "Subscribed Mailing Lists". From here, you can add or remove addresses.