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Poul-Henning Kamp phk at critter.freebsd.dk
Wed Apr 19 16:45:28 CEST 2000
In message <126.96.36.199.20000419140140.00c56100 at localhost>, Axel Pawlik writes: >As you may be aware, we have a longstanding policy >of not discussing internal matters of the RIPE NCC >in public. Well, In general one doesn't want to wash the laundry in public, but in case something is truly rotten, one may have to. I'm not passing judgment on the various allegations here, but simply the fact that it has gotten to this point indicates that something smells fishy. We may have two hostmasters who were fired for total incompetence or we may have two whistleblowers sacked to keep them quiet, there is no way we can tell - yet. >The Executive Board of the RIPE NCC Association, as >the ultimate members' representation, will be happy >to discuss any issue you feel you cannot bring up >with the Managing Director. (Well, obviously people have no problems with bringing things up with you, it seems that the issue is the other way around...) I think we need to get a message from the exec board stating that they will look into these matters ASAP. This is fairly and squarely what the exec board is responsible for. I think both the overall issue of hostmaster training, the rapid turnover of hostmasters (if this is indeed the case), and the two specific persons mentioned in previous emails needs to be examined. I think it would be a good idea if the exec board did a round of interviews with all current employees of RIPE and maybe a couple of former ones to get to the bottom of this issue. I think we all want this resolved, and fast please, we have business to attend. -- Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20 phk at FreeBSD.ORG | TCP/IP since RFC 956 FreeBSD coreteam member | BSD since 4.3-tahoe Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.
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