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RIPE 81 RIPE Community Plenary Minutes

Friday, 30 October 2020, 10:00 - 10:45
Chair: Mirjam Kühne
Scribe: Boris Duval
Status: Final

Session I

1. RIPE Chair Activities and Roadmap - Mirjam Kühne, Niall O’Reilly

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There were no questions.

2. Report from RIPE DB Requirements Task Force - James Kennedy, Shane Kerr

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There were no questions.

3. Report from Code of Conduct Task Force - Leo Vegoda

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There were no questions.

4. RIPE WG Chairs Collective Document - Mirjam Kühne

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Daniel Karrenberg said that he thought that it was a bad idea to combine everything in one document and would prefer to keep the formal procedures separate.

Mirjam Kühne thanked him for the suggestion and mentioned that the RIPE NCC and the Chairs were also working on an onboarding document that will provide more information on the Working Group Chair role.

Eileen Gallagher, INEX, agreed that having more documentation and training regarding the Working Group Chair role was a good idea. She added that this information might help to get more people involved in RIPE Working Groups and boost diversity as it will give a clearer picture of what the job involves and the resources and time it requires.
Eileen also suggested that giving consideration to applying term limits for WG chairs might help to encourage diversity. She also proposed that current Working Group Chairs mentor future Chairs to facilitate the transition and hand over the baton.

Mirjam thanked Eileen for her comment and suggestion and mentioned that some of the current Working Group Chairs started to recruit trainee Chairs, in particular the Address Policy WG Chairs.

There were no more questions.

End of the first session.

Session II

Friday, 30 October 2020, 11:00 - 11:30


Mirjam Kühne


Marco Hogewoning

5. Report from the RIPE NomCom - Daniel Karrenberg

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Daniel Karrenberg presented about the RIPE Nominating Committee process resulting in the selection of the new RIPE Chair team.

Rüdiger Volk thanked Daniel and the Nominating Committee for doing a fine job. Referring to Daniel’s reference that the blog be deleted, he said he preferred to have the blog available for transparency and the benefit of future NomComs. He suggested that if cost was the issue, the blog should be hosted by the RIPE NCC.

Ondřej Caletka (RIPE NCC) and Eliot Lear (Cisco) made very similar suggestions to Rüdiger’s recommendation in writing.

Daniel responded that preserving the blog by transferring it to the RIPE NCC to host was an excellent idea.

Elvis Velea (V4Escrow), referring to the controversy during the NomCom process, asked if the NomCom would put forward any suggestions for improvement.

Daniel responded that the final report will certainly have some suggestions. But it could only contain suggestions and the final review needs to be done by the RIPE community.

6. Report from the ASO AC

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Hervé Clement (ASO AC member) presented the report from the ASO AC. He called on the community to send nominations for ICANN Board seat 9, which will be appointed by the ASO AC.

There were no questions for Hervé.