RIPE NCC Funding Situation

  • To: Reseaux IP Europeens ripe-list@localhost
  • From: Daniel Karrenberg <Daniel.Karrenberg@localhost
  • Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1993 17:10:53 +0100

Dear colleagues,

at the last RIPE meeting I gave a very short report on the state of NCC
funding for 1994.  Since then Rob and I have made some effort to solicit
more commitments from service providers.  This message is a detailed
status report of the funding situation. 

The table below gives an overview of all organisations participating in
funding the RIPE NCC during 1993 and 1994. 

The total expenditure of the NCC in 1994 is budgeted to be 260kECU,
which is a lean budget not providing for more staff (yet) although both
the number of tasks and the resources required by some tasks are
increasing. 

From the totals below you can deduce that we are still short of
commitments.  RARE has decided to accept the risk of shortfalls in
income for 1994 in order to guarantee that the NCC will be able to
operate.  Of course it would be bad for the future of the NCC if
this guarantee should be used. 

We are now receiving support from the RARE secretariat in the funding 
effort.  The secretariat will start the billing of all organisations 
which have made formal commitments and contact all organisations 
which have made informal commitments or not reacted tou our letters yet.

What *you* can do:

1) If you have made an informal commitment before but not yet
   sent either billing details, check or purchase order, please do
   so as soon as possible to:

           Secretariat RARE
           Singel 466-468
           NL-1017 AW  Amsterdam
           phone: +31 20 6391131
           fax:   +31 20 6393289
           mail:  raresec@localhost

2) If you know any organisation which should be approached but
   is not on the list below, get in touch with us preferably
   providing a contact name there.

3) If you are concerned about the relative amounts contributed by
   particular organisations, please tell *them* first. 


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have indeed
contributed to the funding of the NCC in the past and those who already 
have made firm commitments for 1994. Especially I would like to thank
the EARN association for their substantial contribution in 1992 and 1993.

Regards

Daniel Karrenberg


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Notes on the table:

        The order and grouping of contributors is in the table is
        historic and insubstantial. 
        
        The columns labeled "firm" represent firm commitments or
        received amounts.  The "ind." column represents informal
        indications. 
        
        An amount of 1 in the "ind." column represents an informal
        commitment to contribute, but no amount. 
        
	The numbers for 1993 are in some cases computed as
        (.25 * FirstYearContribution) + April-December-1993Contribution.
	Since the results have not been rounded some of these 
	may seem a bit odd.
	

RIPE NCC Contributions 1993 and 1994      ECU       dfk 1.0
                                          ECU=.83US$

                       1993 firm      1994 ind.   1994 firm
                       ---------      ---------   ---------
RARE National Members

RARE FR, RENATER           12931          12000       12000
RARE DE, DFN               12931          12000       12000
RARE IT, INFN (GARR)       12931          12000       12000
RARE UK, JNT               12931          12000       12000
RARE NL, SURFnet            8621           8000        8000
RARE ES, RedIRIS            8621           8000        8000
RARE CH, SWITCH             8621           8000        8000
RARE AT, ACONET             4884           4000        4000
RARE BE, BELNET             4884           4000        4000
RARE TR, TUVAKA             4000           4000        4000
RARE GR, ARIADNE            4065           4000        4000
RARE IE, HEANET             4065           4000        4000
RARE PT, RCCN               4065           4000        4000
RARE CZ, CESNET             1000           1000        1000
RARE LU, RESTENA             996           1000        1000
RARE SI, ARNES              1000           1000        1000
RARE HU, HUNGARNET          1000           1000        1000
RARE HR, CARNET             1000           1000        1000
RARE PL, NASK               1000           1000        1000
RARE RO                     1000           1000        1000
RARE SK, SANET              1000           1000        1000
RARE IL                     1000           4000        1000


RARE International Members

NORDUNET                   24268          21000       21000
EARN                       51250          10000       10000
EUnet                       8750          10000       10000
ESA                                           1           0


Other European Service Providers

CERN EU                                    6000
Datanet FI                                 4000        4500
Demon UK                                  10000        3000
France Telecom FR                             1
Helsinki Tel. DATANET FI                      1
INFONET EU                                 3000        2916
Oulu Telephone FI                             1  
PIPEX GB                    4000          10000        4000
Relteam RU                                    1
SWIPNET SE                                    1
TIPnet SE                                     1
Telepost NO                                1000        1000
US Sprint EU                                  1
Unisource EU                              10000
XLINK DE                                   3000        3000


Sponsors

ANS US                                        1
Cisco Systems Europe        1000           2000        2000
IBM EMC                                    1000
INTEROP Europe                             8330        8330

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TOTAL                     201814         207338      174746
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