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Minutes of the General Assembly

Tel Aviv, May 1995



Final minutes of the                                  GA(95)021
3rd TERENA General Assembly                           07.06.95
Dan Panorama hotel                                    MGD
Tel Aviv

18 May 1995 14:00 - 18:30
19 May 1995 09:00 - 15:00


1.  Welcome and Apologies

The list of participants is annexed to these minutes (separate
email)

2.  Approval of Agenda

The following agenda was approved:
3.  Minutes and Action List of Previous Meeting
    a) Minutes of the 2nd TERENA General Assembly meeting,
        02 December 1994, London
    b) GA Action list update
4.  Membership matters
    a) Application for National Membership by INIMA, 
        representing Albania
    b) Application for National Membership by LITNET, 
        representing Lithuania 
    c) Digital Equipment Corporation application for Associate
        Membership
    d) Report on the visit of a Russian delegation to the
        Secretariat
    e) Change of representation in Eunet
5.  RARE and EARN financial matters
    a) RARE 1994 financial report, audited
       (required by Statutes Article 14.3)
    Report of TERENA GA overseer of the audit process
    b) EARN 1994 financial report, audited, for information
6.  RARE/TERENA Annual report 1994, including the Secretariat
     report (required by Statutes Article 14.3)
7.  Assessment of TERENA management
8.  Vote of confidence in Executive Committee
9.  TERENA Activity plan 1995, revised, for information
    TERENA Mission and Objectives statement, revised, for
    information
10. TERENA Technical Programme
    a) Report from TTC
    b) SCIMITAR tender result
    c) TERENA Projects progress
    d) UPTURN report
11. TERENA Services
    a) RIPE NCC
    b) GUM-NCC
12. TERENA Financial Matters
    a) Discussion business plan 1995 - 1998
    b) Decision budget 1995
    c) Decision Membership fees second half 1995
13. Executive elections
      * TERENA Vice-President Technical Programme
14. TERENA Conferences and Workshops
    a) Report NSC 1994 (London)
    b) First results JENC6
    c) NATO workshops
    d) JENC7 (Budapest)
    e) NSC 1996
    f) JENC8 (Edinburgh)
    g) Joint INET/JENC proposal
15. TERENA liaisons
    a) CCIRN delegation from Europe
    b) UNESCO
16. Next Meetings
    GA 4  t.b.d.
17. Any Other Business

[note: the agenda was not treated entirely in the order above,
in particular during the last part of the meeting some agenda
items were treated before others in order to accommodate GA
members’ wishes who had to leave early for the airport.]

3.  Minutes and Action List of Previous Meeting
3a) Minutes of the 2nd TERENA General Assembly meeting,
        02 December 1994, London

Decision 03-01
The minutes of the 2nd TERENA GA meeting were ratified without
change.

3b) GA Action list update


GA Action list update, GA(94)0028 per 21 April 1995              

A01-01 The TERENA Executive Committee to come to a
recommendation on Russian representation for the next General
Assembly meeting.
* The SG met with a delegation from Russia, concerned about the
creation of a united academic Russian network, on 11 May. The SG
report on the results of this visit is discussed under agenda
item 4d *

A01-04 revised:  GA to reply asap to the questionnaire about
which projects the GA members deem interesting enough to
possibly commit funding for.
* several proposals have been combined and restructured and were
resubmitted to the GA on 5 April; agenda item 10c *

A01-06 The TERENA Executive to investigate whether or not ISOC
is interested in a combined European Conference in 1997.
* ISOC requires facilities for 1500-2000 attendees. Therefore
the TERENA Executive decided to keep the JENC8 in Edinburgh and
to investigate a joint conference in 1998; agenda item 14g *

A02-01 Executive to put Albania and Digital membership
application on agenda for GA03.
* The applications from Albania and Digital are in agenda item
4a and 4b *

A02-02 Executive to send the updated M&O to the GA list
immediately after the next Executive meeting on 21 December.
* done on 21 December; updated version is included in the GA
mailing for agenda item 9, for information *

A02-03 Executive to investigate outsourcing of publication
effort.
* open *

A02-04 Sven Tafvelin to assess pro's and con's of TERENA being
EEMA member and report back to the GA.
* Sven Tafvelin advised to continue the EEMA membership and 
EEMA is included again in the Activity plan for 1995 *

A02-05 Executive to revise and finalize 1995 Activity plan.
* done, agenda item 9 for information *

A02-06 Executive to include in next version of services ' budgets
the figures (as a contingency) that eventual discontinuation of
the service would cost.
* open; the risks associated with these services for TERENA need
to be included in the respective budgets *

A02-07 Secretary General and Executive to provide the business
plans and a proposal to increase the reserves and to submit
these in  draft to the GA well in advance of the next GA
meeting.
* done, revised plan in GA mailing for agenda item 12 *

A02-08 Executive to include DANTE and Ebone as liaison
organizations in the 1995 Activity plan.
* done, agenda item 9 for information *

A02-09 Executive to decide on the organization of a NSC in 1995.
* done, no NSC in 1995; the possibility of an NSC in 1996 is on
the agenda, item 14e *


4.  Membership matters
4a) Application for National Membership by INIMA, 
        representing Albania

Decision 03-02
The application for National membership of TERENA from INIMA,
representing Albania, was accepted unanimously. Prof. Gudar
Bequiraj is the Albanian representative.

4b) Application for National Membership by LITNET, 
        representing Lithuania 

Decision 03-03
The application for National membership of TERENA from LITNET,
representing Lithuania, was accepted unanimously. Mr Vytautas
Reklaitis is the Lithuanian representative.

4c) Digital Equipment Corporation application for Associate
        Membership

Decision 03-04
The application for Associate membership of TERENA from Digital
Equipment Corporation Services was accepted unanimously. Dr.
David Probert is the representative for DEC.

TERENA now counts 42 voting members: 2 International members and
40 National members, with a combined total of 134 votes.
Furthermore TERENA has 10 Associate members. The number of votes
represented in the meeting from this agenda item onwards is 108.

4d) Report on the visit of a Russian delegation to the
        Secretariat

The Russian delegation consisted of Dr. Vladimir Pavlov,
Vladimir Zaborovsky, Prof. Vadim Lobanov (fully authorized to
act on behalf of the Vice Chairman of the State Committee of
High Education, prof. Tikhonov) and was headed by Prof. Vitaly
Lopota (fully authorized to act on behalf of the Vice Minister
of Science, Prof. Kuzminski), who is the RUSNet project
coordinator of N/W region of Russia. 
The delegation explained that the two organizations (Ministry of
Science and State Committee of High Education) had joined forces
and that they will decide, internally in Russia, on future
TERENA membership. 
A GA member remarked that the Russian Academy of Sciences should
also be involved. However, this is an internal Russian matter,
not for the GA to resolve.
The action on the Executive (A01-01) to come to a recommendation
on Russian membership of TERENA is kept active.

4e) Change of representation in Eunet

The change in representation of EUnet in TERENA from Glenn
Kowack into Wim Vink was noted.


5.  RARE and EARN financial matters
5a) RARE 1994 financial report, audited

The audited report on the RARE 1994 finances was introduced by
the TERENA treasurer, Marco Sommani. 
The RARE surplus flowing into TERENA is 134 967 ECU.

The GA appointed overseer of the audit process, Dennis Jennings,
was satisfied with the RARE accounts and the procedures
followed.

Decision 03-05
The GA accepted and ratified the RARE 1994 audit report.

5b) EARN 1994 financial report, audited, for information

The audited report on the EARN 1994 finances was introduced by
the EARN treasurer, Marco Sommani. The EARN reserve flowing into
TERENA, is expected to be some 550 000 ECU. The EARN surplus on
31 December 1994 was 835 025 ECU; from this will be deducted
EARN expenditure until the dissolution of EARN.

The EARN General Assembly in its meeting of 17 May decided to
dissolve EARN and has appointed Marco Sommani and Jean-Loic
Delhaye as liquidators.
The EARN technical staff members have formally become TERENA
employees on 1 April 1995.

The GA noted the EARN financial report, with the remark that
‘Yugoslavia’ does not exist and cannot be called equal to
Serbia/Montenegro.


6.  RARE/TERENA Annual report 1994, including the Secretariat
     report (required by Statutes Article 14.3)

The RARE/TERENA Annual report 1994 was accepted with the
following additions, which will be included in the electronic
version:
- to the report on Insight the role of DANTE which is the
contractor for this project, whereas TERENA is subcontractor to
DANTE, will be described. 
- in the section ‘liaisons’ a description of the liaison with
DANTE, executed through TERENA’s observer to the Board of DANTE,
will be added.

Action 03-01
TSec to update the electronic version of the 1994 RARE/TERENA
Annual report.


7.  Assessment of TERENA management

Since the London GA meeting several things have happened (in
chronological order):
* the Executive released a business plan on 9 March, based on a
membership income level of 600 k ECU and staff reduction by
merging the function of Secretary General (SG) and Executive
Officer (XO);
* The Secretary General and Executive Officer distributed an
alternative version of a business plan on 16 March, which was
based on a membership income level of 800 k ECU and did not
assume to merge the functions of SG and XO;
* GA members, representing more than 25 % of the number of votes
in TERENA requested an extraordinary GA meeting; 
* The Executive invited all GA members to attend their next
Executive meeting on 3 April, to discuss the matter;
* Sven Tafvelin resigned from the Executive Committee on 2
April, on the basis of his too high work load; 
* During the Executive meeting, in which Kees Neggers (NL) and
Martin Wilhelm (D) represented the GA members who had asked for
an extraordinary meeting, the participants felt that since the
Statutes required that this meeting would take place in the week
before the normally scheduled GA meeting, it would make more
sense to discuss the issues of TERENA management during the
meeting in Tel Aviv. As a consequence item 7 and 8 were added to
the GA agenda;
* On 16 May Peter Bakonyi, Brian Gilmore and Bernie Plattner
announced their resignation from the Executive per the start of
the GA meeting on 18 May.

Ample discussion ensued. Various other problems and issues were
further detailed or identified:
* the elections for President, at the time of the merger,
revealed a split in the community of almost 50/50;
* the lack of consensus within the Executive as well as between
the Executive and senior staff members of the Secretariat;
* the crisis/inactivity in the Working Groups and Technical
Programme;
* lack of confidence from various Member organizations in the
Executive;
* three times a rejection of the budget proposed by the
Executive for 1995;
* first budget for 1995 aimed at 1.1 M ECU membership income,
which was changed into 1 M ECU - and subsequently reduced to 800
k Ecu and even further to 600 k ECU, i.e. less than half of the
combined budgets of RARE and EARN for 1994;
* the budget presented as the Executive budget was not agreed
within the Executive (2 voted against, one abstained);
* the TEN34 initiative should have been under the TERENA
umbrella, however, as result of the internal problems, this did
not happen;
* the issue whether TERENA should do the sum of the activities
of RARE and EARN was not addressed;
* TERENA needs time for reconstruction, in order to regain
confidence and consensus;
* should TERENA not emerge from the Tel Aviv meeting with a
stable management, some members may seek alternative means to do
what TERENA should be doing;
* TERENA’s major role is/should be technology transfer and the
execution of the technical programme;
* whatever the outcome of the discussion, several GA members
stressed the importance of supporting wholeheartedly the
democratic result of the discussion;
* with only half of the originally elected Executive remaining,
a vote of confidence in the Executive is void;

The discussion resulted in a consensus request of the GA members
that the remaining Executive members free their positions in the
Executive in order to allow a new Executive a fresh start and
enable them to rebuild stability in TERENA.
It was further agreed that neither of the two (past) Presidents
of RARE and EARN be eligible for the position of President of
TERENA. And it is agreed that the new Executive should be
smaller than the present 9 members and that the GA dinner of 18
May should be used to find a consensus candidate for the
President position, with elections at the start of the meeting
on 19 May.

After a short break of the GA meeting, the remaining Executive
members announced that they had resigned as well.

With this announcement, agenda item 8 was superfluous.

Frode Greisen continued to chair the meeting. Agenda item 14 was
brought forward to allow Bernie Plattner to present the issues
under his responsibility, since he could not be present on 19
May.

14. TERENA Conferences and Workshops
14a) Report NSC 1994 (London)
The report on the NSC 1994 in London was included in the GA
mailing.

14b) First results JENC6
JENC6 saw over 320 participants from over 40 countries.
Considering the low attendance of TERENA WG members the number
of participants can be considered quite high.
The tutorial had about 40 participants and is therefore at
break-even point. 

14c) NATO workshops
DANTE, TERENA and HUNGARNET, with funding from NATO, are
organizing a workshop (Budapest, November) on expanding WWW
activities into CEEC, in the framework of the Copernicus project
INSIGHT.
Tomaz Kalin is co-director of another NATO sponsored workshop,
which is organized by CEENet and will take place in Warsaw in
September.

14d) JENC7 (Budapest)
The organization is already well underway. The scope of the
conference ‘Building the information highway’, was broadened
into ‘role of research networking in the building of the
information society’. The organization will be broadened as
well, with a Conference Chair, preferably from industry, in
charge of fund raising, with the assistance of the VP
Conferences.
Several Programme Committee members have agreed to continue on
the Programme Committee and Stefano Trumpy has agreed to chair
the Programme Committee.

The Call for Proposals will go out before the summer break.

14e) NSC 1996
The Executive has decided not to organize a NSC in 1995 and
proposes to organize the 1996 NSC in Bled, Slovenia, hosted by
ARNES. David Sitman has agreed to be the Programme Chairman.
The GA is asked to assess the acceptability of the maximum cash-
outflow of 78 500 ECU relating to the organization of the two
conferences.

A discussion on the desirability of organizing two conferences
per year followed. Some GA members prefer to have one conference
encompassing the whole TERENA community and develop this
conference in a showpiece of TERENA. Other members argue that
the audiences of the two conferences should not be brought
together, and, since there are 2 GA meetings per year, it makes
sense to organize two conferences co-located with these GA
meetings.

The result of the 1996 NSC will be assessed and on that basis
decisions on possible future NSCs will be taken.

Decision 03-06
The GA voted in favor of NSC 1996 in Bled with 0 votes against,
14 votes abstaining and 94 votes in favor.

14f) JENC8 (Edinburgh)
The organization of the 1997 JENC has already started. This will
not be joint INET/JENC. Brian Gilmore will be in charge of the
local organization and Hannes Lubich has agreed to be the
Programme Committee Chairman.

14g) Joint INET/JENC proposal
Christian Huitema of INRIA has been approached to assist in
finding a location for a joint INET/JENC to take place in 1998.
At the moment Cannes and Nice are a possibility (>2000 hotel
rooms, plenary hall capacity >2000 people, 6 parallel session
rooms).
Italy might also be in a position to host the 1998 conference,
in Rome or Rimini. Other countries having the right facilities
are encouraged to offer to host the conference.

Bernie Plattner finished his report with the announcement that
in spite of his absence the following morning he would be
available for the position of VP Conferences again, should the
GA wish to elect him. However, he would only be available for a
limited time period, until February 1996.


13. Executive elections

Dennis Jennings chaired this part of the meeting, since he was
not running for any position in the Executive.
He made the proposal for an Executive Committee of 5 people:
President, 3 VPs and a Treasurer, enhanced with two advisors:
the two past Presidents. A discussion on the merits of
advisorship to the Executive (not necessarily present in all
Executive meetings, no voting rights, no responsibility) versus
normal membership of the Executive Committee followed. The point
was made that since the new Executive would work by consensus,
voting or non-voting presence at a meeting would not make a
large difference.

The GA reached consensus on a 5 person Executive Committee. The
GA furthermore urged the new Executive committee to consult the
2 past Presidents as advisors.

Nominations (only nominations accepted by the nominees are
recorded):

Martin Wilhelm (D) and Thedi Hatt (CH) nominated Stefano Trumpy
for President; 
Enzo Valente (I) and Avi Cohen (Isr) nominated Bernie Plattner
for VP Conferences;
Peter Rastl (AU) and Avi Cohen (Isr) nominated Steve Druck for
VP Services;
Agathoclis Stylianou (CY) and Lajos Balint (HU) nominated Brian
Gilmore for VP Technical Programme;
Peter Rastl (AU) and Jan Gruntorad (CZ) nominated Marco Sommani
for Treasurer.

Decision 03-07
The GA appoints Stefano Trumpy as President, Bernie Plattner as
VP Conferences, Steve Druck as VP Services, Brian Gilmore as VP
Technical Programme and Marco Sommani as Treasurer for a term of
two years.

The GA requested the new Executive Committee to review their
position after one year.

Stefano Trumpy took the chair of the meeting, stating that he
feels honored with his election as President and happy with the
consensus reached within the GA on the new Executive Committee.
He is confident of the capabilities of the Executive to build
the image of TERENA and to generate the trust necessary, within
the Association and outside. He feels that the mandate for the
new Executive is to re-establish confidence. He will consult the
past Presidents and is certain of their useful input to the
Executive. He is ready to ask for a review of the Executive
Committee within one year.


9.  TERENA Activity plan 1995 and TERENA Mission and Objectives
statement

The Activity plan and the Mission and Objectives statement were
updated with the comments made during the last meeting and on
the GA list.

Decision 03-08
The GA approves the TERENA Activity plan 1995 and the TERENA
Mission and Objectives statement.


10. TERENA Technical Programme
10a) Report from TTC

Brian Gilmore took over as VP Technical Programme (ad interim)
from Sven Tafvelin on 3 April. His first, but informal, TTC
meeting took place during the conference.
During the conference three WG met: WG QMN - Quality Management
for Networks (12 participants), WG NOI - Network Operation
Issues (also 12 participants) and WG SEC - Security (23
participants).

Action 03-02
TSec to send out a small questionnaire requesting the GA members
to respond to the proposed Projects within one month.

10b) SCIMITAR tender result

The Scimitar proposal that TERENA has submitted is short-listed
under the TELEMATICS Applications programme. The Scimitar
project entails project concertation and provision of an
information point for project participants.

The Terena secretariat and the working groups will be active in
the project, with the assistance of one or two FTE’s (depending
on the final budget) especially recruited for the duration of
the project.

The GA requests more information in Scimitar. The Executive will
assess the impact of the project on the Secretariat.

Action 03-03
TSec/TTC to produce an understandable description of the
Scimitar proposal.


10c) TERENA Projects progress

The TTC had decided to recommend 5 projects:
* TWICE : TERENA wide Interworking Certification Infrastructure
for Europe
* State of the Art in Networked Multimedia Applications
* Information Service Tools and Mechanisms
* Quality Documentation, User Support and Information Services
* Multilingual Support for the World Wide Web

The GA will be requested to sign up for the projects. The GA
members interested in a certain activity will be involved in the
finalization of the details of the projects.

The smaller projects could start soon, for the larger a sizeable
budget needs to be secured first. Some GA members may have to
wait for the result of their tenders submitted to the EC for the
4th Framework Programme. Proposals not accepted by the EC could
be executed within TERENA.

10d) UPTURN report

The UPTURN activity of coordinating information on the
Telematics Applications Programme is reported in the 1994
RARE/TERENA annual report and is closed now the deadline for
submitting proposals has passed.



11. TERENA Services
11a) RIPE NCC
Steve Druck is surprised by the lack of a written report on the
RIPE NCC.
A new junior staff member is being recruited to alleviate the
workload. A senior staff members will soon also have to be
recruited. The collecting of RIPE NCC funding is going well.

The second NCC Contributors Committee meeting will be held in
September.

11b) GUM-NCC
A report on the GUM NCC was included in the GA mailing. After a
revision of the cost structure, and in view of the expected
decline of the customer base the Executive had decided not to
take up an outside contract for the GUM NCC management.

It is reminded that the GUM NCC should operate similarly to the
RIPE NCC, with the involvement of a customer committee.

It is further proposed to include central gateway management and
LISTSERV services into the GUM NCC activities.

Action 03-04
The Executive to organize a GUM NCC customer committee.

Action 03-05
The Executive to assess including - from 1996 onwards - central
gateway management and listserv services into the GUM NCC
 services and budget.

Additional subjects

LISTSERV license

EARN holds a collective LISTSERV license which will run out in
July. L-Soft is proposing that TERENA takes on a follow-up
contract which entails a discount for VM licenses up to 35 % and
in addition licenses for TCP/IP on various platforms (VMS, VM,
UNIX, WIN NT, WIN 95). Should TERENA take this on, L-Soft
considers donating licenses to CEEC countries to build a
DISTRIBUTE backbone.

TERENA can only take these contracts in a budget-neutral way and
as optional activity. Also, TERENA is expected to provide
support, training for the users having received the software for
free and the financial management.

Action 03-06
The Executive to assess whether or not TERENA should take on a
collective LISTSERV license.

CERT

On the basis of the TERENA CONCERT-in-E proposal and the DANTE
CERT proposal the TERENA WG Security and DANTE have agreed to
set up a Task Force to assess how to provide one CERT
coordination service in Europe.


12. TERENA Financial Matters
12a) Discussion business plan 1995 - 1998

The Treasurer sets out the differences between the 600 and 800 k
ECU membership fee income budgets: the 600 k ECU one carries a
higher risk as it relies on higher profits from technical
projects and conferences, it budgets a 100 k ECU less fee income
but higher loss for 1995 as in fact the 1995 budget based on 600
k membership income is more expensive than the 800 k membership
income budget. He recommends to choose the 800 k ECU membership
fee income budget since the 600 k ECU one is more risky and not
flexible.

A discussion on activities of staff, both in the Secretariat and
in the NCCs, followed. It was also stated that the RIPE NCC team
should be linked closer with the TERENA Secretariat, while it
was agreed that a neutral image was crucial for the RIPE NCC.
The Contributors Committee is the controlling agency, yet TERENA
carries the responsibility and the risks.

The GA would like to have more information about the activities
of the TERENA staff.

Action 03-07
TSec/Executive to provide every GA meeting with list of staff
employed.

The 1995 accounts show that the 1st quarter 1995 financial
result is slightly above budget, but personnel costs will be
lower in the second half of the year and therefore the
expectation is that the expenditure for 1995 will not exceed 1.1
M ECU.

Action 03-08
TSec/Executive to provide every GA meeting with accounts showing
projected outcome against budget


16. Next Meetings 
The President proposed to organize the next, 4th, GA meeting in
Italy. However, some members felt that Amsterdam might be better
from the perspective of the costs of travel.
The date of GA04 is set for 19 and 20 October.

Action 03-09
TSec to provide a comparison of the costs of flights to Rome and
to Amsterdam.

Action 03-10
The Executive to decide on the venue of the next GA meeting.


15. TERENA liaisons
15a) CCIRN delegation from Europe

Kees Neggers explains that the current chairman of the CCIRN has
changed the CCIRN concept of relatively small but high level
representation re. coordination of networks from the different
continents completely into a much larger meeting, not
representative of network coordination at all. He expects that
the upcoming meeting might well be the last one.

It is agreed that some people who will go to the INET conference
might also attend the CCIRN. The Executive will interact with
those who want to attend. TERENA will not provide any funding
for CCIRN attendance.

Action 03-11
TSec/Executive to investigate who might be willing to attend the
CCIRN meeting.

Croatia, the Netherlands and Spain left the meeting, rendering
the number of votes 95, while Azerbaijan was represented by
proxy. 


12b) Decision budget 1995

On the basis of the recommendation of the treasurer and
president, who felt that the budget based on a 800 k ECU
membership fee income was the preferred one and in the knowledge
that the Executive should have a good chance to create a stable
organization with a good output, without having to rely overmuch
on volunteer work, the GA decided to accept the 800 k ECU
membership fee income budget. The Executive will re-assess the
plans and present a new 1996 budget to the next GA meeting

Decision 03-09
The GA accepted the 800 k ECU membership fee income budget with
81 votes in favor, none against and 14 votes abstaining 

12c) Decision Membership fees second half 1995

Decision 03-10
The GA accepted that for 1995 1.1 M ECU of membership fees will
be invoiced. 
 
Action 03-12
Executive to produce rewrite of the 1996 and onwards Terena
business plan and budget before the next GA meeting.


15b) UNESCO

Not discussed for lack of information.

Additional item:
WWW Consortium

The GA in general felt positive towards the idea of joining the
WWW Consortium, however proposes that TERENA only joins if the
Multilingual Support for the WWW project proposal is accepted.


17. Any Other Business

CNRE

Elsevier has made a proposal for TERENA with regard to the
publishing of CNRE during 1995 and for a new contract for 1996.
Should TERENA decline the new contract,this needs to be notified
before 31 May.
The change of contract for the remainder of 1995 is favorable
for TERENA, as it is more cost-effective and flexible as well as
providing higher impact, since the CNRE will be published as
section in COMNET, thus all COMNET subscribers will receive
CNRE. Should the contract not be extended into 1996, it is
possible that the traditional publication of the JENC
proceedings in COMNET will also be canceled.

Decision 03-11
The GA decides to cancel the contract with Elsevier per 1
January 1996.

Action 03-13
The Executive will assess ways of publishing TERENA documents
electronically

JENC7 Co-option
RARE had the tradition of co-opting the organizer of the next
JENC into the Executive.

Action 03-14
Executive to review co-opting the JENC organizer.

RIPE NCC fees
Several GA members feel that since TERENA takes the risk for the
RIPE NCC service provision, the TERENA members should be
compensated with a discounted price.

Action 03-15
Executive to examine conditions and compensation issues re.
risks incurred by TERENA’s responsibility for RIPE NCC.

Closing

The President thanked the meeting participants and especially
the hosts Avi Cohen and Steve Druck.


ANNEX 1 

List of participants at 3rd TERENA General Assembly meeting, Tel
Aviv, 18/19 May 1995

National members
Austria         Peter Rastl		
Azerbaijan	      Ali Abbasov		
Belarus         Andrey Ivanov		
Belgium         Eric Luyten
Bulgaria        Kiril Boyanov 	 	
Croatia         Predrag Pale (not Friday afternoon)	
Cyprus          Agathoclis Stylianou	
Czech Republic  Jan Gruntorad		
Denmark         Frode Greisen		
Finland         Markus Sadeniemi	
FYRM            Margita Kon-Popovska	
Germany         Martin Wilhelm
Hungary         Lajos Balint		
Ireland         Dennis Jennings		
Israel          Avi Cohen		
Italy	           Enzo Valente		
Lithuania       Vytautas Reklaitis	
Luxembourg	      Antoine Barthel	
Netherlands     Kees Neggers (not Friday afternoon)	
Norway          Petter Kongshaug	
Poland          Daniel Bem
Portugal        Heitor Pina		
Roumania        Adrian Toia		
Russia          Andrei Mendkovich	
Slovakia        Jaroslav Bobovsky
Slovenia        Marko Bonac		
Spain	           Victor Castelo (not Friday afternoon)
Sweden          Arne Sundstrom		
Switzerland     Thedi Hatt		
Turkey          Mehmet Okur		
United Kingdom  Brian Gilmore

International member
CERN            Olivier Martin	

At the start of the meeting 106 votes were represented.

Associate members
DANTE           Howard Davies (not Friday afternoon)
DEC             Dave Probert (not Friday morning)
ESA             Erhard Jabs
NORDUnet        Peter Villemoes
	

Apologies from members not represented:
Albania		 Neki Frasheri
Georgia		 Levan Kiknadze	
Iran            Siavash Shahshahani
Ukraine         Alexander Saban
ECMWF           Geerd Hoffmann
	
CEENet          Tomasz Hofmokl
EC              Simon Holland
EMBL            Peter Stoehr
Eunet           Wim Vink
JINR            Rudolf Pose

Observers 
Faik Farmanov (Azerbaijan), Sergei Kritsky (Belarus), Paul Van
Binst (Belgium) (not Friday afternoon), Albena Vutsova
(Bulgaria), Jasenka Goijsic (Croatia) (not Friday afternoon),
Peter Bakonyi (Hungary), Steve Druck (Israel), Marco Sommani
(Italy), Stefano Trumpy (Italy), Kalman Pustzai (Roumania)
(Thursday only), Alexander Rusakov (Russia), Manuel Rincon
(Spain), Bernhard Plattner (Switzerland) (Thursday only), John
Dyer (UK), David Hartley (UK)(first 2 hours), Marieke Dekker and
Tomaz Kalin (both TERENA Secretariat)

At the start of the GA meeting the TERENA Executive Committee
had the following members:
Frode Greisen (President), Steve Druck (VP Services), Marco
Sommani (Treasurer), Peter Rastl and Paul Van Binst.

After the elections on 19 May the TERENA Executive Committee had
the following members:
Stefano Trumpy (President), Bernie Plattner (VP Conferences),
Steve Druck (VP Services), Brian Gilmore (VP Technical
Programme), Marco Sommani (Treasurer).




ANNEX 2

List of decisions and actions resulting from the 3rd TERENA
General Assembly meeting, Tel Aviv, 18 and 19 May 1995

Decisions 
D03-01 The minutes of the 2nd TERENA GA meeting were ratified
without change.

D03-02 The application for National membership of TERENA from
INIMA, representing Albania, was accepted unanimously. Prof.
Gudar
Bequiraj is the Albanian representative.

D03-03 The application for National membership of TERENA from
LITNET, representing Lithuania, was accepted unanimously. Mr
Vytautas Reklaitis is the Lithuanian representative.

D03-04 The application for Associate membership of TERENA from
Digital Equipment Corporation Services was accepted unanimously.
Dr. David Probert is the representative for DEC.

D03-05 The GA accepted and ratified the RARE 1994 audit report.

D03-06 The GA voted in favor of NSC 1996 in Bled with 0 votes
against, 14 votes abstaining and 94 votes in favor.

D03-07 The GA appoints Stefano Trumpy as President, Bernie
Plattner as VP Conferences, Steve Druck as VP Services, Brian
Gilmore as VP Technical Programme and Marco Sommani as Treasurer
for a term of two years.

D03-08 The GA approves the TERENA Activity plan 1995 and the
TERENA Mission and Objectives statement.

D03-09 The GA accepted the 800 k ECU membership fee income
budget
with 81 votes in favor, none against and 14 votes abstaining 

D03-10 The GA accepted that for 1995 1.1 M ECU of membership
fees
will be invoiced. 
 
D03-11 The GA decides to cancel the contract with Elsevier per 1
January 1996.


Actions
A01-01 The TERENA Executive Committee to come to a
recommendation
on Russian representation for the next General Assembly meeting.

A02-03 Executive to investigate outsourcing of publication
effort.

A02-06 Executive to include in next version of services ' budgets
the figures (as a contingency) that eventual discontinuation of
the service would cost.

A03-01 TSec to update the electronic version of the 1994
RARE/TERENA Annual report.

A03-02 TSec to send out a small questionnaire requesting the GA
members to respond to the proposed Projects within one month.

A03-03 TSec/TTC to produce an understandable description of the
Scimitar proposal.

A03-04 The Executive to organize a GUM NCC customer committee.

A03-05 The Executive to assess including - from 1996 onwards -
central gateway management and listserv services into the GUM
NCC
 services and budget.

A03-06 The Executive to assess whether or not TERENA should take
on a collective LISTSERV license.

A03-07 TSec/Executive to provide every GA meeting with list of
staff employed.

A03-08 TSec/Executive to provide every GA meeting with accounts
showing projected outcome against budget

A03-09 TSec to provide a comparison of the costs of flights to
Rome and to Amsterdam.

A03-10 The Executive to decide on the venue of the next GA
meeting.

A03-11 TSec/Executive to investigate who might be willing to
attend the CCIRN meeting.

A03-12 Executive to produce rewrite of the 1996 and onwards
Terena
business plan and budget before the next GA meeting.

A03-13 The Executive will assess ways of publishing TERENA
documents electronically

A03-14 Executive to review co-opting the JENC organizer.

A03-15 Executive to examine conditions and compensation issues
re.
risks incurred by TERENA’s responsibility for RIPE NCC. 


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