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95th Executive Board Meeting - Summary Notes and Minutes

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The draft minutes of this meeting are now available.

The Executive Board publishes the minutes of its meetings so that the workings of the Board and the decisions it makes are transparent for the membership that it represents.

The following is a summary of the main items from the meeting. Further details are available in the minutes.

  • The Board discussed the new draft tax ruling with the Dutch authorities. In 2014, the RIPE NCC can reserve its surplus tax-free in the Clearing House. From 2015 onwards, the General Meeting (GM) can decide either to put the surplus (deficit) into the Clearing House after paying corporate income tax or to redistribute the surplus (deficit) to the members. The Board agreed that from 2015 onwards they would ask the RIPE NCC members whether they want to pay tax or redistribute the suplus/deficit. This would take place at each autumn GM.
  • The Board approved the new RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement (SSA) that includes an update to Article 7, the RIPE NCC Clearing House, because of the new tax ruling. This will be put forward to be voted on by the membership at the RIPE NCC General Meeting on 5 November 2014.
  • The Board asked the RIPE NCC to prepare a resolution to outline actions in the event of sanctions being imposed on a country within the RIPE NCC service region.
  • The Board discussed proposed areas for potential expenditure of RIPE NCC resources for the good of the Internet. The Board would like the membership and community to discuss any proposed activities.
  • The Board approved the Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2015, which is published for membership discussion.
  • The Executive Board decided to set the electronic voting period for the upcoming GM to close at 09:00 UTC on Friday, 7 November 2014. The results will be announced before the closing plenary at 10:45 UTC on the same day. Members can register for electronic voting via the LIR Portal.

You can give feedback on the minutes by emailing the Executive Board directly. RIPE NCC members can also discuss matters among the entire membership by emailing the Members Discuss mailing list.