[ncc-services-wg] Should we have a RIPE archivist?
Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Sat Apr 28 15:12:35 CEST 2018
On 28 Apr 2018, at 12:41, Gert Doering <gert at space.net> wrote: > > Of course we shouldn't be wasting money carelessly ... but wasting money *deliberately* is OK. :-) Sorry, couldn’t resist... FWIW employing an archivist is a bad idea and a waste of money. It’s yet another step towards a bloated bureaucracy. Museums and ancient institutions might be able to justify having archivists on their payroll. RIPE and the NCC don't have that sort of history. At least not yet. I hope. I’m decidedly uncomfortable about going in that direction. That said, there might be some value in capturing documents and memories from the early days. [Wasn’t there some sort of history project launched a few years ago?] Many of the Old Farts will be retiring soon. Some already have. And a few, sadly, are no longer alive. It would be useful to gather that information before it’s lost or forgotten forever. I’m not sure how to best go about doing that. A full time(?) archivist on a permanent or indefinite contract seems wrong though. -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: signature.asc Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 528 bytes Desc: Message signed with OpenPGP URL: <https://lists.ripe.net/ripe/mail/archives/ncc-services-wg/attachments/20180428/ae24a835/attachment.sig>