[ncc-services-wg] RIPE tasks
Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet woeber at cc.univie.ac.at
Fri Aug 22 18:43:45 CEST 2003
Kurtis, >To some extend this worries me a bit tough. We are actually taking >power away from the board members that are actually elected to >represent us. this is an interesting line of thought! I am working from the assumption that the bigger community (RIPE - which includes the rep.s of the Members!) develops and agrees to the activity plan, the NCC Members approve and agree to paid the bills, and the managing director is expected to make it happen, with whatever it takes. Operationally, I always saw the Board as a "background" group, which focuses on keeping the safety belts in good working condition, and to take care of formal responsibilities of the Association, as well as providing guidance to the MD. At the time when I was on the Board, we were very reluctant to interfere with the day-to-day management of the NCC. As this is a memory of the past, things might have changed. Probably something the Board should comment on. This would still be "representing us", but it might be slightly differnt from what you read into "represent us". It might indicate that you expect the Board to interfere on a more regular basis with day-to-day management? Otoh, we might still be completely in synch! >At the same time, with the numbers of attendants that >Axel posted, I am still worried over the lack of interest from the >community... Well, even a decision for a country to join the EU - or not - has problems to attract the interest of >50% of the electorate. And, the cost of attending an AGM in person, or to do it via remote participation (keeping in touch with meetings, minutes, discussions, manpower-wise throughout the whole year...) might be just as costly as the annual membership fee (or at least as the percentage of that which might get cut off, if you object to some issues)? >- kurtis - For me _one_ major (but maybe not _the_ only) problem is feature creep _in the address distribution policy_, and it's implementation by the NCC. Some of you might recall my comments about the cost of micro-management of /29s, resource reclamation discussions, and the like... Btw, I am glad that we (again just a small minority! And it would just cost a bag of recycled electrons for an email ;-0) have started to actually discuss things! Cheers, Wilfried.