Why a NCC ?
RIPE participation was increasing
Too much RIPE work done voluntarily
Activities require continuity & co-ordination
Neutrality and impartiality is important
Contact point inside & outside RIPE region
NCC - Network Co-ordination Centre
- more people setting up IP networks in Europe
- organising small meetings / diagnosing problems / sharing results
- the community felt it necessary to pool funds and have an org. to this work.
- There was a list of tasks that were drawn up that the NCC would perform - RIPE Mtg. Co-ordination / WWW / maintain mailing lists