[lir-wg] ref: the 50% increase discussion: reality check, pls.
Neil J. McRae neil at COLT.NET
Tue Nov 26 13:02:10 CET 2002
I think the RIPE could also look at splitting some of the meetings up and distributing them more. Regards, Neil. > -----Original Message----- > From: lir-wg-admin at ripe.net [mailto:lir-wg-admin at ripe.net] On > Behalf Of Philip Smith > Sent: 26 November 2002 11:34 > To: lir-wg at ripe.net > Cc: Axel Pawlik > Subject: Re: [lir-wg] ref: the 50% increase discussion: > reality check, pls. > > > Just a thought... Might it not be easier to hold the RIPE NCC annual > general meeting during the RIPE conference week, either > January, April, or > September. APNIC and ARIN do this, and it saves their > membership having to > make a second trip for a half day or one day meeting. At > least that way > more LIRs than those who currently can attend the General > Meeting will be > able to participate, and maybe give more useful feedback to the > discussions. Especially now with the Internet economy > somewhat depressed > and travel pretty hard to justify for most folks. > > ? > > philip > -- > > At 21:33 25/11/2002 +0100, Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet wrote: > > The invitaion to the general assembly meeting is still accessible > > on the web server: > > > > http://www.ripe.net/ripencc/about/gm/gm2002/gm-announce2002.html > > > > It lists all the items on the agenda, and those topics > (with a verbatim > > resolution for decision included) for which a vote was required. > > > > And it included the link to the Articles of the Association. In > > particular Article 15 - General Meeting is relevant there, in that > > it states, i.a., > > > > > > <included here to provide context> > > "The executive board shall send the verbatim text of the > resolutions > > proposed by the said members immediately to all members of the > > association." > > </included ...> > > > > "The general meeting may only resolve with respect to resolutions > > concerning subjects for which the verbatim text of the related > > resolutions has been sent to the members in accordance with the > > above." > > > > > > This provision _in particular_ is meant to support proxy > voting, by > > clearly documenting the issues at hand and the > resolutions put in front > > of the members to decide. So it _is_ easy to be represented by > > proxy. > > > > Reality check, please! > > > > And, no, I _don't_ like increased fees, > > but I _do_ understand that they are necessary for the moment. > > > > Regards, > > Wilfried. >
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