[lir-wg] Re: 50% increase in RIPE fees ? Since when ?
Peter Galbavy peter.galbavy at knowtion.net
Mon Nov 25 19:30:54 CET 2002
> You are just insulting the people from RIPE NCC and the Board Members > with your stupid bullying and ranting about the budget. I am not bullying. Anyone who knows me, knows better. > Instead of insulting these people you could actually make a point by > actually reading the budget before it goes to the general assembly > for voting. If it doesn't please you, then raise your voice in a polite > manner and request changes. If you don't like it even then, you have > to cast your vote against it. And if you don't want to go to the coffee > club, then send a proxy for your vote. I am raising my voice in a polite way. Asking why a ticket requests budgets out to 126 euros is a question and not a statement of anyones direct competence. > You know, RIPE is a democracy. Don't blame others if you choose not > to participate in it. RIPE has never been a democracy. There is an illusion, and unless a member is prepared to dedicate a full time person to the task, keeping up with the policies and politics is impossible. The whole point of paying RIPE to 'do it' is in the hope that someone else has our best interests at heart. My fear is that RIPE is becoming one of those self-perpetuating NGOs that grows far beyond it's original remit or function. Thinking about this is a practical vein, how about a 'DORMANT' registry category, where the LIR makes less than 5 requests a year ? I am in that roughly that category, and with some tuning, a number of us 'legacy' LIRs would be covered. Peter
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