[lir-wg] Re: 50% increase in RIPE fees ? Since when ?
Bovio at aol.com Bovio at aol.com
Wed Dec 4 09:51:09 CET 2002
In a message dated 12/4/02 5:58:30 AM Romance Standard Time, kurtis at kurtis.pp.se writes: Kurtis, > Ok, so for next year we will see a staff reduction or a > "re-prioritistion"? As I wrote earlier we expect the survey to tell us what the membership at large expects the RIPE-NCC to do. If the members indicate that they are only intrested in core activities some restructuring will be required. I personally doubt that this will be the case and I do not think a staff reduction will be needed. > So does this mean that we need to plan for an increase for next year as > well? The current budget/activity plan, as published, shows that we are forecasting zero growth for 2003. As I already explained the business model is changed and we no longer expect new LIRs to cover most of the charges. The fees set for 2003 allow to cover the current expenditures, and generate some surplus to recover part of the contingency fund. If our forecast (zero growth) is accurate, or conservative, the fees should remain at this level (unless, again, the membership survey gives us totally different signals). > > >3) The board is now concerned (and focusing) with long term scenarios > >that guarantee the stability of the core services and take in account > >the industry > > I would very much appreciate some details on what is mean with > "stability". Stability for me means that in n years the RIPE-NCC will still be able to efficiently run core services as a non profit organization, to the satisfaction of its members/customers (at least the majority of them ;-)) > > I am now playing the devils advocate so don't take this literal - the > RIPE NCCs number one focus is to provide adequate registration > services. Anything else is pure bonus. > The RIPE-NCC was never meant to be "only" about registration services. At any rate I do not believe the RIPE database can be considered "a bonus" anyway. Regards Daniele -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <https://www.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/lir-wg/attachments/20021204/c3053de0/attachment.html>
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