On 19/02/2018 16:51, Nigel Titley wrote: I vote for option 3.
-Hank > At the last Executive board meeting I took an action to start a > discussion on the RIPE-list about the notion of remuneration for the > RIPE Chair. > > We were fortunate that Rob B had an employer who didn't mind him > devoting unlimited amounts of time to the RIPE community. Now that Rob > is no longer with us we need to decide whether we wish to restrict the > occupant of the RIPE Chair to being someone who works for such an > employer or whether we wish for the community to financially support the > occupant of the role. > > If we decide that we *do* wish them to be supported then the question > arises of where this support is to come from. The RIPE Community does > not exist as such; it has no financial resources so this question may > touch on how we wish the community to evolve. > > I'm going to throw some ideas into the pool. I don't necessarily support > any of these, but offer them as a starting point for discussion. > > 1. We legally constitute the RIPE community, enabling it to hold > financial resources and raise income. > > 2. We restrict the RIPE chairmanship to those who can afford to support > themselves (RIPE NCC would continue to pay expenses) > > 3. The RIPE NCC pays a salary to the RIPE Chair > > All of these possibilities have pros and cons, which you can probably > work out for yourselves. > > I invite anyone with an opinion to join the debate. Try to keep your > contributions concise and to the point. Try and remain courteous. > > If you have connected your ripe-list email contact to a trouble-ticket > machine then I will call down my curses on your children and your > children's children unto the seventh generation. Don't risk it... > > All the best > > Nigel Titley > Chairman RIPE NCC Executive Board > > >