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Re: RNA Executive Board Nominations / Election

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  • From: Paul Ridley < >
  • Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 23:07:29 +0200

Dear contributors,

As stated in the mail from karel Vietsch, dated 01 September 1997,
the received nominations of people to serve on the
for the RNA Executive Board will be 
published on the 8th, 15th, and 22nd of September. In accordance
with this these are the nominations received as of 8th September:


Name:       	Frode Greisen
Affiliation:   	Ebone A/S (Ebone Inc.)
Function:   	Managing Director

History of involvement with European Internet and RIPE NCC:

Frode Greisen is managing director of Ebone Inc. which provides a European
IP backbone connecting 78 Internet Service Providers in 30 countries. He
has worked with computers since 1963 and with computer networks since

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society since 1992
and served as its treasurer until he was elected chairman of the Society
in 1997.

He was the president of the European Research and Education Network (EARN)
from 1989 to 1995. EARN was an early supporter of the RIPE NCC and
provided a substantial part of its funding until the present system with
user payment was set up. At the merger between EARN and Reseaux Associee
de la Recherche Europeenne (RARE) in October 1994 into the Trans-European
Education and Research Networking Association (TERENA) he was elected
president of TERENA and he served in that position until May 1995.

Frode Greisen was born in 1940 and obtained his M.Sc. in electrical
engineering in 1964 and a Ph.D. in solid state physics in 1968 from the
Technical University of Denmark. He was at the Technical University of
Denmark first as a research assistant and later as an assistant professor
from 1964 to 1970, with IBM Denmark from 1971 to 1977 and with the Danish
Computing Center for Research and Education from 1978 to 1996. He was
acting part time as general manager for the Ebone consortium from 1992 to
1996 when the Ebone Association and the Ebone company were established
and he joined the company as a full time employee in 1996.

Position and goals regarding the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC should maintain its neutral position while continuing to
provide high quality services to its users. It should be sensitive to user
needs but only get involved with activities where the neutrality can be
preserved and where it does not unduly compete with its users.

The RIPE NCC should be involved in the world wide policies for IP number
administration and make sure its user's interests are considered as this
administration, including the IANA, is developing.

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As of this date Frode Greisen is the only nomination.

There is still plenty of time to nominate other candidates and for 
those that wish to do so I have appended the original mail and
nomination template for your use.


Paul Ridley

 *Dear RIPE NCC Contributors,
 * As you area aware we are well under way preparing for the establishment of
 * the new legal organisation for RIPE NCC which is currently dubbed RNA (RIPE
 * NCC Association).  RNA has been discussed for the last few months
 * and is described in ripe-161.  An important body within this organisation
 * is the Executive Board (EB).  The EB governs the RIPE NCC and is
 * responsible to the members.  It consists of 3-5 people.  Anyone can serve
 * on the EB except employees of RNA.
 * We are now at a stage where we need to find the constituting EB.  Normally
 * the EB will be elected by the RNA members.  Since there are no RNA members
 * yet, the appropriate group to bootstrap this process is the RIPE NCC
 * Contributors Committee.  Therefore members for the constituting EB will be
 * elected at the upcoming meeting of the Contributors Committee on September
 * 23rd.
 * There remains the problem to find a number of high quality candidates for
 * the EB.
 *         *YOU* are one of those who have to help with this.
 * Given that time is short the "three man group" who is tasked to help
 * establishing RNA will drive this process.  They are:
 *         Paul Ridley             <Paul.Ridley@localhost
 *         Karel Vietsch           Vietsch@localhost
 *         Wim Vink                <Wim.Vink@localhost
 * The task of these people is to *collect* nominations and it is *not* to
 * *select* them.  They will publish all nominations received.
 * If you would like to suggest or nominate someone suitable to serve on the
 * EB, please send your nomination to eb-nominations@localhost.  You may also
 * direct any questions you may have to this address.
 * Besides Paul Ridley, Karel Vietsch and Wim Vink also the following three
 * persons are available to act as contact points for anyone with questions
 * related to the EB elections:
 *           Rob Blokzijl            <Rob.Blokzijl@localhost
 *         Daniel Karrenberg       <Daniel.Karrenberg@localhost
 *         Kees Neggers            <Kees.Neggers@localhost.
 * On Mondays 8th, 15th and 22nd of September the committee will publish on
 * the Contributors Committee mailing list a complete list of nominations
 * received so far. We hope that the list will then be used for discussion
 * such that the meeting will be well prepared for the election and the
 * opinions of those not able to attend the meeting itself can have an
 * influence.
 * We stress that while this is going on, e-mail discussion within the
 * Contributors Committee is encouraged.  Anyone not comfortable with the
 * procedure above is completely free to use the list itself to nominate
 * people.  The purpose of the procedure is to ensure that the contributors
 * committee can select from a sufficient number of high quality nominations
 * on September 23rd, three weeks from now.
 * Please help us with this
 *         Paul Ridley
 *         Karel Vietsch
 *         Wim Vink
 * ----
 * In order for the contributors committee to have comparable information
 * about nominees we suggest to provide information in a format similar to
 * the one below:
 *   > Name:       N.E.T.  Worker
 *   > Affiliation:        WIE (Worker Internet Enterprises)
 *   > Function:   Owner and Technical Director
 *   >
 *   > History of involvement with European Internet and RIPE NCC:
 *   >
 *   > Founded ISP (WIE) in 1995 serving worktown and vicinity.  Member of
 *   > contributors committee since 1996 when WIE became a local IR.  Active in
 *   > RIPE database working group since 1996.
 *   >
 *   > Position and goals w.r.t.  the RIPE NCC:
 *   >
 *   > The RIPE NCC should maintain its neutral position as an organisation
 *   > providing high quality services and credible industry self regulation.
 *   > It should not get involved in activities that do not require neutrality.
 *   > ....

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