- Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1992 11:14:45
Dear all ,
A correction to the "rumours" that are propogated below,
from the person involved in the matter.
>Date: Sun, 27th Sep 92 21:14:30 MET
>From: Peter Lothberg roll@localhost
>Subject: What are the COSINE/CPMU in the Rare officie doing?
>Some days ago we all received a long document that looked like
>Note the document has bee recieved September 8, 1992.
> RARE and RIPE / RIPE - NCC
> RIPE should stay a technical IP coordinating body within
>RARE, but having much more interaction with the RARE management,
>technical and executive bodies (CoA, RTC, REC, Raesec) than in
> according to it's charter, RIPE should be serving wider
>population than RARE membership
> one should obsercve gradual merger (or at least very close
>cooperation between identical or related Working Groups of RARE
>and RIPE, leading to a coordibated management of technical
> Ripe should support establishment and utilisation of the
>EMPB, particularly in the pilot phase, where its expertise is
>I have learned through releiable sources that the EMPB?PTT-
>Telecom is planning to subcontract "IP network Consulting" for
>EMPB to Softlabs.
This is totally incorrect! PTT-Telecom have not contracted anyone
for "IP network Consulting". Softlab are currently contracted to
the CPMU for the COSINE project P4- "Network Management in the
Context of concantenated Networks". They have been asked to
provide consultancy in the above topic for the EMPB.(By the
>Another strange thing seems to be that the receiver(What's
>that?)was " Bruce Wallace at PTT Telecom" I thought he was with
You are quite correct about this point I (Bruce Wallace) am a
member of the CPMU and not a PTT-Telecom employee. (I suggest you
stop using this "reliable source" as he(or she) is plainly not
>This means that the IP-community of Europe will probably have
>a zero influence on the network, that are supposed to serve our
>community. And that the CPMU totally ignores the skills of the
This will only be true if none of the Ripe member networks
paticipate in the IP pilot.
>We have to pay twice, as the skills of the coumunity are not
>used, and we have to pay the consultants on our taxes/ charges.
You might have to pay for the consultants by your taxes if your
organisation is part of COSINE, but NOT in charges for the EMPB.
>I might be wrong, if someone has better knowledge about this,
>please speak up.
I have spoken up and I hope cleared up the mistakes.