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RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2017

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The RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2017 is now available. This definitive document has been approved by the RIPE NCC Executive Board with input from the RIPE NCC membership. It outlines the work we will undertake in the coming year and the associated costs for each activity.

Based on developments over the past few months, feedback the Executive Board received from the membership at the General Meeting (GM) and through other feedback mechanisms, changes have been made since the draft Activity Plan and Budget was introduced in September. In order to make members aware of all updates, a new appendix has been added to the document, outlining the changes introduced.

These changes include:

  • The Resource Certification activity has been updated to include the purchase of new Hardware Signing Modules
  • The LISP EID Registry has changed to “expanding” and the text has been updated to reflect that this has now been implemented
  • Text has been added on RIPE Meeting Fellowships that will be available in 2017
  • “Community Projects Fund” has been renamed “Good of the Internet” and has been split into four component activities

There is a total additional budget of 61 kEUR for the following Operational Expenditures

  • 20 kEUR for RIPE Meeting Fellowships
  • 55 kEUR budget for in-region travel to attend, host and facilitate meetings in the RIPE NCC service region
  • 55 kEUR for HR consultancy
  • A reduction of 69 kEUR as a result of decreases in personnel, housing, office costs, marketing and contributions

There is additional budget for the following Capital Expenditures

  • 150 kEUR under Resource Certification for the purchase of new Hardware Signing Modules

The draft Activity Plan and Budget 2017 was discussed during the GM on 26 October 2016. The minutes from that GM are available.