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WG Charter - renewed call for review

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  • Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:48:18 +0000
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Now that the minutes from the last TT-WG session have been published we
would like to revisit the issue of the working group charter. This has been
discussed before, on the list and at RIPE 59 in Lisbon, with support for
the proposed change to the charter coming from several people, and no
objections raised.

For the benefit of people who have joined the list the proposed charter and
justification are restated here:

The purpose of the working group is to provide a forum in which the
NCC and the community can collaborate in the areas of data, tools 
analysis relating to the Internet and its infrastructure, with a 
focus on monitoring, diagnosis, analysis and forecasting. It is
 not the
purpose of the working group to compare the performance of
 networks for
marketing purposes.

We recognise that the recent WG session content has reacted to participant
demand by moving beyond the existing charter to include topics outside of
the RIPE NCC Test Traffic Measurements. This demonstrates that there is a
clear demand within the community for a place to discuss technical
innovations in measurements, tools and analysis. The intent is to widen the
scope of the working group so that we can accommodate such discussions as
well as retaining a natural home for the NCC team to report on their

 This move away from a strict focus on Test Traffic means that
we will have to change the name of the working group. Our 'working title'
is MAT-WG, where MAT is an acronym for Measurement, Analysis, Tools, and we
welcome your comments on this, or alternative suggestions.

The new charter needs to be in place well before RIPE 60, so any comments
to the list before 1 January, please.

Best regards,

Ian & Henk
WG Chairs