[anti-abuse-wg] survey ?
Marco Hogewoning marcoh at marcoh.net
Fri Mar 6 15:54:50 CET 2009
On 6 mrt 2009, at 15:48, Richard Cox wrote: > On Fri, 6 Mar 2009 Frank Gadegast <ripe-anti-spam-wg at powerweb.de> > wrote: > >> Some of them are being elected and do the job. And you can vote for >> somebody else, when you dont like, what they are doing. > > Well, yes. But RIPE is not a democracy, even if it makes its internal > decisions by democratic means. If RIPE was a democracy, every > internet > user in the RIPE service region would be able to elect > representatives, > but that is not what happens. Decisions are made by RIPE members who > are mostly network operators. The fees required for membership are > beyond the means of (most) individual net users. RIPE therefore acts > in the interests of its members, who are mostly Network Operators, > and not in the interests of end users unless they overlap. RIPE does not exist, it has no members. RIPE NCC has members, and provides registration services. Can you please make clear what body you are talking about ? Groet, MarcoH