I would like to share with you what I have been doing as RIPE Chair since the last RIPE meeting in Warsaw in may now that the RIPE 69 meeting in London is just some days away.
The agenda for the RIPE meeting as been published at https://ripe69.ripe.net/programme/meeting-plan/
The Program committee has done a very good job in putting together a program for the week, all working-groups have published their agendas, and most working-groups have started working on wg-chair procedures as agreed at the last wg-chairs meeting.
The working-group chairs will meet as usual for lunch on Thursday. The agenda for this meeting can be found at
As RIPE Chair I am invited as an observer to the RIPE NCC exec board meetings in order to coordinate activities between RIPE and the RIPE NCC. There have been board meetings in June and September and minutes of the meetings are posted at http://www.ripe.net/lir-services/ncc/executive-board/minutes/2014
The theme of my first half-year as Chair, and before that as Deputy Chair, has been to get to know the community better, trough participating in regional meetings.
- MENOG 14 in Dubai, UAE
- SEE 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria
- ENOG 7, Moscow, Russia
- ENOG 8, Baku, Azerbaijan
The RIPE NCC also does outreach to governments in our region. I participated at the High-level meeting in Brussels the RIPE NCC arranged in close cooperation with CENTR, as well as a Law enforcement meeting earlier this year in London.
During the summer I went to Toronto Canada for IETF 90, my primary interest was the discussions on the IANA transition. In addition I attended most of the Operational track.
The NRO Number Council appointed me to the ICANN NomCom for 2014 and we completed our work and appointed ICANN board members as well as ALAC, GNSO and ccNSO council members.
The report from the 2014 NomCom can be found at https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/final-16oct14-en.pdf
the was also an urgent appointment of a board member to replace Olga Madruga-Forti who stepped down unexpectedly during the ICANN week. I was not able to participate in this appointment due to less than 24 hours notice for the meeting.
The NomCom also conducted a peer review of our contributions to the committee. The report from this has been published
The Number Council was kind enough to reappoint me to the 2014 Non-com, which started its work with a two day meeting following the ICANN meeting in Los Angeles. The call for nominations will be out shortly. This year the NomCom will be appointing 3 board members. Looking at the board composition there is particular need for board members from the African region and the Latin American region, but good candidates from Europe are also welcome.
The NRO NC will in addition to the NomCom appointments, appoint one board member, see the announcement at https://www.nro.net/news/aso-ac-call-for-nominations-for-seat-9-on-the-icannboard
In order to better understand the Internet Governance issues in a broader sense I have participated in
- Annual meeting with the Norwegian regulator, Lillesand, Norway
- EuroDig, Berlin Germany
- IGF2014, Istanbul, Turkey
- ITU Plenipotentiary 2014 in Busan, Korea.
There are excellent reports from the meeting by Samantha Dickinson at http://linguasynaptica.com/ as well as live twitter updates, see #Plenipot14
With this short report I hope I have given you some insight into what the RIPE Chair has been doing since the last meeting.
Hans Petter Holen