[members-discuss] budget 2012
Kurt Erik Lindqvist kurtis at netnod.se
Tue Oct 11 18:05:59 CEST 2011
On 11 okt 2011, at 12:23, Thilo Bangert wrote: > > RIPE is growing and therefore they need more money. do the math - and listen > to what other people on this list say: while the budget is increasing the > individual membership fee is not (as much), since there're many more members > to shoulder the burden. also the increased budget is necessary to fund the > actions decided upon by the community. While I personally have some sympathy for the increase in RIPE NCC budget over the years, I think your last sentence is somewhat problematic. I would be much more at ease with the NCC budget it the last was true. It's true in the sense that we as members approve the activity plan, it's less true in the sense that the activity plan is not broken down in a way that would make costs transparent. This said, the NCC has become a lot more transparent in recent years, but they could still do better. What I would like to ask from the RIPE NCC (or ask the board to ask the NCC to produce) for the next AGM is a P&L statement corresponding to the activity plan. I don't think we need this every year but as part of long term forecasting, especially in uncertain time like now that would be great to have. That would also make it a lot easier (and transparent) to account for what you say. That as we are more members and the run out fair policy that is where we are spending more money. Right now that is not easy to see.... Best regards, - kurtis - --- Kurt Erik Lindqvist, CEO kurtis at netnod.se, Direct: +46-8-562 860 11, Switch: +46-8-562 860 00 Franzéngatan 5 | SE-112 51 Stockholm | Sweden -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: signature.asc Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 163 bytes Desc: Message signed with OpenPGP using GPGMail URL: <https://www.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/members-discuss/attachments/20111011/76f4a0d7/attachment.sig> -------------- next part -------------- ---- If you don't want to receive emails from the RIPE NCC members-discuss mailing list, please log in to your LIR Portal account and go to the general page: https://lirportal.ripe.net/general/view Click on "Edit my LIR details", under "Subscribed Mailing Lists". From here, you can add or remove addresses.