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RIS Quarterly Planning

We have three objectives in publishing our quarterly planning:

  1. We want to be transparent about the work we are doing
  2. We want your input on that work and our planning, and we want to document that input, and let you know if and when we can add your suggestions to our planning
  3. We want an open dialogue with members and community on developments around RIS

We launched this initiative in Q2 2022, and we are open to improving what we publish here and how we do that. So let us know if there are ways we can better present our plans.

We will update this page as our activities progress and continue to share updates on RIPE Labs, on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion, MAT Working Group (WG) and RIS Users mailing lists, and at RIPE Meetings and other events.

Q2 2024 Plans

Last updated: 25 March 2024

Item 1: Improvements to RIS data through peering coordination

We will work on increasing the number of Route Server feeds. We also shared information about our new peering strategy on RIPE Labs.

Status: In progress

Item 2: “External data distribution via kafka” in production

Following the feedback from the external testers, we will define a process to get direct access to kafka. Access will be limited to certain organisations that meet specific criteria.

We are now working with our legal team to define processes.

Status: In progress

Item 3: Open source RIS Live

By releasing the RIS Live code as open source, it will be possible for instances of the service to run on infrastructure outside the RIPE NCC. Having a full working instance will require access to the "Public kafka" solution.

We were planning to have this completed by the end of 2023, but this has now moved to Q2 2024.

Status: In progress

Item 4: RIS beacons revamped

We plan to modernise the RIS beaconing so it better captures important features of the current Internet. We plan to make this live in March 2024.

You can find the exact timeline on this announcement and more information about our plans on RIPE Labs.

Status: Planned

Community Input on Planning

We want the community to contribute to our plans and suggest additional work items. Please share your comments with us or post them on the RIPE NCC Membership Discussion, MAT WG and RIS Users mailing lists. We'll also monitor all the other channels where people talk about these services.

When we receive feedback that can significantly impact our planning or that needs a further response, we will add it to the table below.

Archived Quarterly Plans

You can find our plans from the previous quarters on this page. The Q2 2024 plans will be archived once we publish the Q3 2024 planning.