[lir-wg] Re: 50% increase in RIPE fees ? Since when ?
Mon Nov 25 18:36:59 CET 2002
> Those documents are written in the best EU-bureaucrating-English that money > can't sell. Most stuff I see go past as announcements has me asleep before > the first paragraph. I have tried to (quickly) read the 2003 budget > statement. Makes no sense as there is not enough information there for > anyone to make a value judgement. The document says 'X' and not 'X because'. Note to self; learn to type better. You got what I meant though ? > What I cannot understand - sorry, it makes no sense - is why the budget > requires new members ? Why is the budget not growth/shrinkage neutral ? New > members should pay for their own 'new' requirements through the set-up fee. > Again, sorry to make accusations, but whoever created a non-growth neutral > budget is NOT doing their job right. To follow this up: >From http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/ap2003.html ... Registration budget 2003 4,422,000 Euros ... "The number of tickets received by the RIPE NCC is expected to continue to increase from 30,000 in 2002 to 35,000 in 2003." 4,422,000 / 35,000 ~= 126 Euros/ticket. 126 Euros per ticket ? Thats about 2 hours of average/cheap contacting fees. Mad. While I understand as well as anyone that the costs of running an organisation include many many overheads, the bottom line is that the NCC charge 126 Euros per ticket - which as I see it is the primary activity. Wow. I would *love* a piece of that business on a commercial basis. So would quite a lot of companies I expect. When you get that down to approx. 1 hour of average/cheap contracting fees (50 Euros maybe), I will say you are merely expensive for what we get. Peter
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