[members-discuss] [Ticket#2012072401002498] Top 20 LIRs use 33% Allocated PA, 88% of LIRs use 10% Allocated PA.
Rob Golding rob.golding at othellotech.net
Thu Aug 2 17:36:11 CEST 2012
>>>> If you consume water, you don't pay support ticket, >>>> you pay liters of water. >>> Depends on where you live - that's not the case in all >>> locations or all countries - in the UK most people pay a >>> flat *minimal* fee for their water >> That is because the big consumers of water in the UK have >> succeeded in externalizing their costs onto smaller consumers >> And that's exactly what this >> discussion thread has been about Actually it was a backhanded way of taxing for the construction of new sewers without it looking like a tax Personally, if this is a membership organisation, and we're all treated equally, then I think we should all pay the same fee towards the *essential* items of RIPE, and those that want/support/need some of the optional services can pay separately for those My objection isn't even on the current method if "sizing", but on the 7% budget increase, when .... 541,000 on RPKI for a "routing database" because (apparantly) people dont trust the existing database (which costs 844,000) - and hasnt the project been canned anyway ? 427,000 on "outreach" - it's a RIR - what advertising does it need to do ? 989,000 on measurement - presumably the usb "dongles" project - why exactly are we wasting members money on this ? Simply junking those items and you've saved nearly 15% for a start Rob