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Minutes of the General Assembly

Rome, October 1995



Final draft minutes of the                        GA(95)040
4th TERENA General Assembly	
19 October 1995 10:00 - 17:30
20 October 1995 09:00 - 13:00

location:
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Marconi Room (2nd floor)
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
I 00185 Rome


1. Welcome and Apologies

A list of participants is attached to these minutes.

Invited guests:
Mr. Vitaly Lopota, Mr. Tarasov and Mr. Shemanin on behalf of the
SSC IRTC of Russia. 


2. Approval of Agenda

Decision 04-01
The General Assembly approves the following agenda, with the
understanding that items 4, 11 and 12 would be treated on the
second day of the meeting: 
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3. Minutes and Action List of Previous Meeting 
a) Minutes of the 3rd TERENA General Assembly meeting, 
18/19 May 1995, Tel Aviv
b) GA Action list update

4. Membership matters
a) Application for National Membership from Ministry of Science
and  Technical Policy and State Committee for Higher Education
of Russia
b) Change in representation of Italy
c) Other

5. EARN 1995 liquidation report, audited - to be tabled 

6. TERENA 1995 financial matters
TERENA 1995 3/4 financial report - to be tabled 

7. TERENA in 1996
a) Activity plan and Business plan 1996
b) Decision budget 1996
c) Decision Membership fees 1996

8. Executive and Secretariat matters
a) Confirmation proposal Secretary General (Statutes art. 12.3)
b) TERENA staffing report
c) Secretariat report

9. TERENA Services
a) RIPE NCC
b) GUM-NCC

10. TERENA Technical Programme
a) Report from TTC
b) SCIMITAR progress
c) TERENA Projects progress

11. TERENA Conferences and Workshops
a) Results JENC6
b) JENC7 (Budapest)
c) NSC 1996
d) JENC8 (Edinburgh)
e) Joint INET/JENC proposal
f) NATO workshops

12. Election TERENA VP Conferences

13. TERENA liaisons
a) CCIRN
b) ISOC
c) UNESCO

14. Next Meetings
GA 5 Budapest; 16/17 May 1996

15. Any Other Business
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3. Minutes and Action List of Previous Meeting 
3a) Minutes of the 3rd TERENA General Assembly meeting, 
18/19 May 1995, Tel Aviv

Decision 04-02
The General Assembly approved the minutes after changing one
sentence in item 7, which now reads ‘Sven Tafvelin resigned from
the Executive Committee on 2 April, on the basis of his too high
work load;’


3b) GA Action list update

The General Assembly noted the information in the action list,
update per 16 September 1995. No other updates on the
information were available other than those covered during the
meeting in regular agenda items.

Action 04-01 
MGD to update minutes of 3rd GA meeting.

5. EARN 1995 liquidation report, audited.

The report, due to the unforeseen circumstance that no staff
were working from the Paris office since 1 August, was not yet
available.
The preliminary outcome (worst case prediction) is that the
reserves have decreased by 187362 ECU during 1995.
There are several EARN debtors, who (in the case the debt is
higher than 10 k FRF, have been reminded. Iceland has paid and
Russia is in the process of paying. Furthermore some money is
expected from France.
In the case the EARN debtor is also TERENA member, it is
expected that these organizations will pay. In the case the
debtor is another organization, the TERENA member is requested
to assist with resolving the debt situation.


6. TERENA 1995 financial matters
The TERENA 1995 3/4 financial report, incorporating a statement
of budget against expenditure, was tabled to the meeting. 
The most significant part of the forecasted outcome on 1995 is
that the result of the year will be slightly positive, whereas
the budget accounted for a slight deficit.
This is a result of a higher than expected additional income as
well as an overall lower expenditure, which still compensates
for the higher than expected EARN and transition costs.


7. TERENA in 1996
7a) Activity plan and Business plan 1996
These two documents are closely linked.
The President introduces the Business plan by reiterating the
activities funded by the membership fees, i.e. the core
activities.
These comprise:
* Policy and liaison: national and international networking
organizations, European Union, standards bodies, international
research and development organizations and G7 actions;
* Technical programme: coordination and functioning of the WGs;
* Conferences and training (planning and organization thereof;
* Technology transfer (coordination);
* the Central office, Executive Committee, management and
administration.
The self-financing activities of TERENA are:
Innovation, Projects and Conferences.

Where the central organization contributes actively to the self-
financing activities, these activities need to compensate for
this work and need to allow the central organization to grow
without necessitating a raise of the membership fees.

The Secretary General introduced the Activity plan.
In particular the work on the document store has suffered from
the lack of technical staff at the Secretariat but this will be
restarted soon, through contracting out the work. The technical
programme uses the membership fees to prepare projects and
facilitate their start-up. More effort will be dedicated to the
technical programme in 1996. 

The ensuing discussion centred around the technical activities
and the cost recovery of the central organization’s effort in
getting projects off the ground and provide the clearing of the
innovation, this recovery should be related to the overhead
generated and the Executive will draft a formula to do so.

It was mentioned that the membership fees for TERENA, are
actually quite low in relation to the benefits from the
membership.

The EC representative welcomed the plans for stronger links to
the EU and urges the Executive to take action quickly, in view
of the changing of the Director General of DG XIII by the end of
the year, plus the 5th F/W programme for which preparations have
just started.

7b) Decision budget 1996
The budget for 1996 as incorporated in the Business plan 1996
was slightly changed, in particular the foreseen travel costs
were raised in view of the planned higher number of Executive
meetings and the travel of the Vice Presidents.
The income from the RIPE NCC for 1996 will be 20 k ECU and the
foreseen modest positive result on conferences is based on the
mean result of regular JENCs in the past years.

The strategy regarding the build-up of reserves entails on the
one hand to have enough reserves to pay all liabilities in the
case TERENA should fold, and on the other hand to have a high
enough cash flow to secure the day to day operations.

Decision 04-03
The General Assembly unanimously approved the following budget
1996:

in k ECU                            1996

EXPENDITURE
technical prog. external           40000
travel                            130000
memberships                        26000
personnel                         590000
bought in services /publ            87500
O&A infrastructure                158000
TOTAL operations                 1031500

INCOME via members
membership basic                  800000
technical basic
sub-TOTAL members                 800000

ADDITIONAL INCOME
interest                           50000
Ebone                              15000
Insight                            35000
conference                          5000
GUM / RIPE NCC                     25000
2Mbps management
coord. TT Projects                 25000
sub-TOTAL additional              145000

RESULT operations                 -76500

TRANSITION costs                       0

ADDITIONAL funds necessary         76500

MEMBERSHIP FEE REQUIRED           876500
MEMBERSHIP FEE foreseen:          800000

RESULT OF YEAR                    -76500

RESERVES situation
opening balance                   945666
result year                       -76500
closing balance                   869166

liabilities                       715000
 

7c) Decision Membership fees 1996

With the approval of the budget 1996, the membership fee income
to the Association needs to be around 800 k ECU. This can be
achieved with a membership contribution unit (as defined in the
TERENA Rules and Regulations) of 4000 ECU. 

Decision 04-04
The General Assembly unanimously approved a membership fee unit
of 4000 ECU for 1996.

Action 04-02
The Executive will draft a formula for cost recovery from self-
financing activities by the central organization, when
appropriate.


9. TERENA Services
9a) RIPE NCC

The participants at the RIPE NCC CO meeting of 1 September 1995
expressed their satisfaction with the services provided by the
NCC.

The number of local registries has been growing fast and is now
265, of which 220 are ISPs. The number of staff at the RIPE NCC
is growing too.

The revenues expected for 1995 are around 1 M ECU, part of which
will be used to build the necessary reserves. A more usage based
fee structure will be developed for 1997.
The Contributors Committee has requested the RIPE NCC to do more
technical work for the IP community.

The TERENA view on additional routing registries is that these
cannot compete, only cooperate with each other on a global
level.


9b) GUM-NCC

Since Daniele Bovio left TERENA, Ulrich Giese of Nijmegen
University has taken his place as GUM NCC manager. Turgut
Kalfaoglu is contracted for the monitoring.

The situation regarding the contributions for 1995 is as
follows: 112 k ECU was paid for GUM NCC service, out of 163 k 
ECU invoiced. The contributions so far are enough to cover
TERENA's costs for 1995. The service will be offered during 1996
and wind down at the end of the year. The contributions for 1996
follow the RIPE NCC model of categorizing by size and are set at
2000, 1000 and 500 ECU. CREN agreed to pay 9000 USD for 1996.

The total budget 1996 is around 70 k ECU. All work is
outsourced. The GA requests the Executive to provide a
management document for the next GA meeting on the winding down
of the service and possibly providing a central gateway for
1997. CERN is prepared to contribute to gatewaying.

LISTSERV license

Few organizations responded to TERENA's offer of a discounted
license resulting in only a minimal discount for LISTSERV for
our membership, and therefore the central purchasing of licenses
as TERENA activity was stopped.

Action 04-03
Executive to provide a management document for the next GA
meeting on the winding down of the GUM NCC service and the
possibility of providing a central gateway for 1997.

10. TERENA Technical Programme

10a) Report from TTC

The limited availability of just one PDO at the Secretariat
(with 3 vacancies) has caused problems in the area of technical
programme support.
Because of changes in workload three WG have new convenors:
John Kwan is Convenor of WG - NMA, Claudio Allochio of WG - MSG
and Olav Kvittem of WG - LLT. The Convenorship of WG - NOI is
still open. 

The ATM TF created an overlay network based on the PNO ATM pilot
which was used for carrying real traffic during the IETF in
Stockholm.

The C3 TF produced tools for transliteration.


10b) SCIMITAR progress

The SCIMITAR project took some time to negotiate. It is a 2 year
project of 700 k ECU.

SCIMITAR is the support action project for the Research sector
of the Telematics Applications programme and aims to promote and
enhance interworking and concertation between the other 10
projects in this sector. SCIMITAR will provide three things:
Concertation, Information Dissemination and Demonstration
Support as well as Technology Watch.

TERENA is co-contractor together with Universite Libre de
Bruxelles, which will provide technical support and be
responsible for the Technology Watch. Two FTEs will work on
SCIMITAR. The reason the negotiating phase was longer than
expected is because the 10 projects that will be coordinated
through SCIMITAR were also in a negotiating phase and their
requirements changed while negotiating.
The nature of SCIMITAR is such that it might actually change as
the projects and their requirements evolve during the projects’
lifetime.


10c) TERENA Projects progress

* Multilingual Support for the WWW
This project entails the development of a multilingual WWW
client. NSCA has agreed to provide the source code for free and
will incorporate the result in their own code and maintain it.

Furthermore, TERENA has received a commercial offer for a
multilingual browser. This browser is currently being tested. It
is only available for Windows 3.1, and is not stable yet. The
costs would be between 2500 and 7500 USD depending on number of
students per institution plus 25 % maintenance costs per year.
A demo version is available for those interested.

The GA feels that TERENA should not accept the commercial offer.

* State of the Art in Networked Multimedia Applications 
This project has started with a call for participation which has
already yielded positive responses. Both the survey and the
Desktop video conferencing interoperation testing are underway. 

* Information Services and User Support: Tools and Mechanisms 
and
*Quality Documentation Server
These projects overlap with 4th F/W approved projects and are
being revised accordingly.

* PGP
This is a new activity, on initiative of the UK and the
Netherlands, for the preparation and distribution of a CD ROM
containing all necessary information for using PGP to write
secure email and for the integration of it with other
applications. The funding for this project is already agreed
(but other interested parties can join in) and TERENA is asked
to publish this under the TERENA umbrella. The code will also be
available on the net. WG SEC got assurance that TERENA is not
seen to promote PGP over PEM.

* TWICE
The Terena Wide Certification authority Infrastructure for
Europe build on the ICE results.

The WG Messaging is working on a project PANTOMIME, concerned
with the interoperability testing and facilities between MIME
and X.400(88).

CERT

The CERT TF final report was tabled to the meeting and presented
by the Secretary General. 
The CERT Task Force was chaired by Klaus Peter Kossakowski, with
members:  J.N. Ferriera, A.Hansen, T.Klobucar, M.Medina,
D.Rajnovic, O.Schjelderup, D.Stikvoort.

The proposal envisages three levels of increasing service:
* Incident Handling Support (1 FTE)
* Basic Incident Handling Coordination (3 FTEs)
* Full Incident Handling Coordination (5 FTEs)

Time Schedule
* start project + 6 months: full operational status for Incident
Handling
* start + 9 months: move to Basic Incident Handling
* start + 21 months: review process -  decision on moving to
Phase 3, Full Incident Handling.

The GA compliments the Task Force for their excellent work, and
wishes the Executive to organize a project to be started ASAP,
to further define the service specification and to pilot the
service on the basis of the specs.
The Executive will in 2/3 months deliver the design of the
service to the GA, to be approved by electronic mail before the
Budapest GA.

Action 04-04
TSEC to inform company offering the multilingual browser that
TERENA will not accept their offer.

Action 04-05
The Executive to organize a project on CERT to be started asap,
to further define the service specification and to pilot the
service on the basis of the specs.


8. Executive and Secretariat matters
8a) Confirmation proposal Secretary General (Statutes art. 12.3) 

As announced, Tomaz Kalin will leave TERENA employment for
personal reasons, but wishes to be flexible and could stay until
the end of March if that is necessary.
The Executive is in discussion with a candidate for the position
of TERENA Secretary General, however, his decision will not be
made before the end of November. Therefore the GA members are
asked to suggest names to the President of suitable candidates.
These candidates should apply before 17 November.

The Executive foresees an email approval procedure for the
successful candidate.

8b) TERENA staffing report
The TERENA staffing report, status 25 September 1995, is
attached for information. Daniele Bovio has left TERENA. Two
more RIPE NCC junior hostmasters were hired recently.

The GA is asked to provide input to the Executive to identify
good candidates for the Senior Technical Officer position (a
position created for the possibility the new SG would not have
extensive technical knowledge of networking) and the PDO
positions. The secretariat is continuing the recruiting process
of the technical staff and is for the time being outsourcing
part of the work that PDOs should normally be doing.

8c) Secretariat report
The TERENA Secretariat report was noted.

For lack of time, resources and pressure of work also in the
non-technical part of the Secretariat, the report from the
previous Executive meeting has not been prepared.

Action 04-06
All GA members help locating suitable candidates for the
Secretary General position, before 17 November.

Action 04-07
All GA members help locating suitable candidates for the Senior
Technical Officer.

Action 04-08
All GA members help locating suitable candidates for the PDO
positions.

13. TERENA liaisons

13a) CCIRN

The draft minutes of the last CCIRN meeting are available
through URL: http://www.fnc.gov/ccirn.html/

The last meeting entailed status reports from the different
regions and a discussion on the GII (Global Information
Infrastructure) and G7 pilot projects status. 

The Scope and Charter of CCIRN is under revision. 

The pilots of GII and G7 are gaining momentum, and will result
in a 34 Mbps intercontinental infrastructure, for pilot
applications, initially open for the G7 countries only.


13b) ISOC

ISOC is also restructuring. ISOC may play a major role in the
resolution of the problem of the "ownership" of the Domain Name
issue, to make it an activity with international supervision and
responsible to the global networking community. It is the task
of the three European BoT members to represent the European
interests in the global networking community.
ISOC has three charter members, of which Terena is one, who have
special privileges. One is that the charter member can veto
changes of the bylaws that negatively affect the charter
member’s position. Terena is willing to give up charter member
status. 

13c) UNESCO

The GA noted the information on UNESCO.


11. TERENA Conferences and Workshops

Bernie Plattner had a problem with his flight and could not
attend the meeting. Tomaz Kalin presented agenda item 11.

11a) Results JENC6

Over 320 participants from about 50 countries gathered in Tel
Aviv (May 15-18) to take part in the 6th JENC which featured as
conference theme: 'Bringing the World to the Desktop'. 

This was the first conference organized by TERENA, after the
merger of RARE and EARN. This was also the first time the JENC
conference did not take place in Europe. The selected
proceedings of JENC6 are being printed at the time of writing.
The accounts are being finalized.


11b) JENC7 (Budapest)

The conference preparations are on track. The PC, headed by Wulf
Bauerfeld (DeTeBerkom) is established, and the track leaders are
identified. The Call for Papers has been distributed
electronically and on paper. Deadline for submission of papers
is 19 November and the first PC meeting is 11 December. The
Conference Committee, chaired by Roland Acra of CISCO, will meet
again in Budapest on 19 January. The conference will take place
in the Academy of Sciences building.
The registration fees are set at 400 ECU for early registration,
450 ECU for late registration and 500 ECU for desk registration.
The accompanying persons fee is 85 ECU. With these fees plus
sponsorhip money the break-even point will be at 350
participants.

11c) NSC 1996 (Bled)

The PC is slowly being established. The conference (including
the GA meeting) will take place in the week of 21 October.
[change from previsous version of the minutes]

The Executive will decide on the precise dates of the conference
and the GA meeting.

11d) JENC8 (Edinburgh)

Preparations have started for the JENC8. Brian Gilmore will
visit the brand new conference centre in October. The budget for
the conference is being finalized.

11e) Joint INET/JENC proposal

A limited call for proposals for the organization of the 1998
conference, jointly with ISOC, resulted in two proposals from
SWITCH. One for Geneva, the most elaborate one, plus a later
submitted one for Lausanne.

However - it was recently discovered that ISOC is planning to
organize the European INET in 1997, in competition with the
JENC8, even with respect to the time of the year (June). ISOC
has not been in touch with Terena on these plans.  Edinburgh
Conference centre has a maximum capacity of 1800 people.
The GA considers this a dangerous situation and asks the
President to get in touch with the ISOC President and arrange to
avoid competition, and to try to arrange that ISOC and Terena
jointly organize the European INETs.

11f) NATO workshops

Workshop WWW, Budapest, 16-18 November 1995 
This workshop is organized by INSIGHT and TERENA with funding
from NATO.

Workshop for technically developing countries, Budapest, May
1996 The traditional pre-conference workshop will be partly
funded by NATO, a request for confirmation of funding is
submitted. 

A further CEENet Workshop, building on the success of the CEENet
workshop in Warsaw in September 1995, will be organized with
again NATO and Soros’ Foundations funding in September 1996.

Action 04-09
The Executive to decide on the precise dates of the NSC’96
conference and the GA meeting, during the week of 21 October
1996.

Action 04-10
The President to get in touch with the ISOC President and
arrange to avoid competition between INET and JENC, even if this
would mean the cancellation of the JENC8, and further to try to
arrange that ISOC and Terena jointly organize the European
INETs.


4. Membership matters
4a) Russian Application for National Membership from Ministry of
Science and Technical Policy and State Committee for Higher
Education of Russia

There are two applications for TERENA National Membership.
One appointing the State Scientific Centre - Central R&D
Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (SSC IRTC) as
representative of Russia, as signed by the Minister of Science
and Technical Policy and the primary deputy Chairman of the
State Committee for Higher Education.
The other one by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research
(RFBR). The current Terena member, UNICOR, has requested that
UNICOR’s membership be transferred to RFBR. UNICOR further warns
that unless the situation is resolved the TERENA membership fee
will not be paid.

The Executive Committee has talked to both parties and has
received new and also conflicting information. The delegation on
behalf of the Ministry of Science and Technical Policy and State
Committee for Higher Education of Russia had subsequently left
the GA meeting as a protest against voting on this issue. 
After discussion of the issue in the GA meeting the President
asked who in the GA would want to vote, upon which only two GA
members wished to take a decision. 
Therefore, the Executive will request the writers (of high level
bodies in Russia) of the letters with new information for
further clarification and request them to resolve the situation.
The GA will be kept informed.
During the meeting Dr. Mendkovich announced the change in first
representative of UNICOR from Dr. Mendkovich to Mr. Alfimov; a
change which will be submitted on paper to the TERENA
Secretariat.

The application for Associate membership of TERENA, by RELARN,
Russia, is postponed until the full picture in Russia has become
clear.

4b) Change in representation of Italy
Italy will formally change membership from INFN to CNR, with
Stefano Trumpy becoming first and Enzo Valente deputy
representative.

Decision 04-05
The General Assembly accepts the change of membership
organization in Italy. 

4c) Other

* Change of representation in TERENA by UKERNA. The GA noted
that the UKERNA first representative in the TERENA General
Assembly is John Dyer, with James Hutton the alternate
representative.

Action 04-11
The Executive will request the authors (of high level bodies in
Russia) of the letters with new information regarding the
membership applications for further clarification and will also
request them to resolve the situation re. Russian membership of
Terena.

12. Election TERENA VP Conferences

As announced during the previous General Assembly meeting,
Bernie Plattner, the Vice President for Conferences will no
longer be available for this position starting 1996. 
There have been no valid nominations for the position.
Therefore the Executive proposes to try and find a candidate and
co-opt this person to the Executive, until elections can be held
in Budapest.

Action 04-12
The Executive will try and find a VP Conferences candidate and
co-opt him/her to the Executive, until elections can be held in
Budapest.


14. Next Meetings


The next GA meeting, the 5th, will take place in Budapest,
following the JENC 7.

The GA meeting dates are 16 and 17 May 1996. 

end-of-minutes


annexes to the minutes of the 4th TERENA GA meeting


Annex I - List of participants at the 4th TERENA General
Assembly meeting, Rome, 19/20 October 1995.

National members
Albania                   Neki Frasheri
Austria                   Peter Rastl		
Azerbaijan	                Ali Abbasov		
Belgium         		Stephan Biesbroeck
Bulgaria        		Kiril Boyanov 	 	
Cyprus          		Agathoclis Stylianou	
Czech Republic           Jan Gruntorad	
Egypt                     Adeeb Ghonaimy	
Finland         		Matti Ihamuotila	
FYRM                      Margita Kon-Popovska	
Hungary         		Lajos Balint		
Iran            		Ebrahim Mashayakh
Israel          		Avi Cohen		
Italy	           		Stefano Trumpy	
Lithuania       		Vytautas Reklaitis	
Netherlands     		Kees Neggers
Norway          		Petter Kongshaug	
Poland          		Daniel Bem
Roumania        		Adrian Toia		
Russia          		Andrej Mendkovich	
Slovakia                 Jaroslav Bobovsky
Slovenia        		Marko Bonac		
Spain	           		Manuel Rincon
Sweden          		Arne Sundstrom		
Switzerland     		Thedi Hatt		
Turkey                    Mehmet Okur		
United Kingdom            John Dyer

International member
CERN            		Olivier Martin	

During the meeting 93 votes were represented.

Associate members
DEC             		Dave Probert
ESA             		Erhard Jabs
NORDUnet        		Peter Villemoes

Permanent observer
EC              		Simon Holland
	
Apologies from members not represented:
Croatia         		Predrag Pale
Denmark         		Frode Greisen		
Germany         		Klaus Ullmann
Luxembourg	               Antoine Barthel	
Portugal        		Heitor Pina		
Ukraine         		Alexander Saban
ECMWF           		Geerd Hoffmann
EMBL            		Peter Stoehr

Observers 
Faik Farmanov (Azerbaijan), Albena Vutsova (Bulgaria), Vitaly
Lopota (Russia)(Thursday only), Yuri Shemanin (Russia)(Thursday
only), Stanislav Tarasov (Russia)(Thursday only), Steve Druck
(Executive), Brian Gilmore (Executive), Marco Sommani
(Executive), Marieke Dekker and Tomaz Kalin (both TERENA
Secretariat)




Annex II - decisions and actions


SUMMARY of the 4th TERENA General Assembly, Rome, 19 and 20
October 1995.

DECISIONs
D04-01 The General Assembly approves the agenda proposed, with
the understanding that items 4, 11 and 12 would be treated on
the second day of the meeting: 

D04-02 The General Assembly approved the minutes after changing
one sentence in item 7, which now reads ‘Sven Tafvelin resigned
from the Executive Committee on 2 April, on the basis of his too
high work load;’

D04-03 The General Assembly unanimously approved the proposed
budget 1996

D04-04 The General Assembly unanimously approved a membership
fee unit of 4000 ECU for 1996.

D04-05 The General Assembly accepts the change of membership
organization in Italy.


ACTIONs

A01-01 The TERENA Executive Committee to come to a
recommendation on Russian representation in TERENA

A02-03 Executive to investigate outsourcing of publication
effort.

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


A04-01 MGD to update minutes of 3rd GA meeting.

A04-02 The Executive will draft a formula for cost recovery from
self-financing activities by the central organization, when
appropriate.

A04-03 The Executive to provide a management document for the
next GA meeting on the winding down of the GUM NCC service and
the possibility of providing a central gateway for 1997.

A04-04 TSEC to inform company offering the multilingual browser
that TERENA will not accept their offer.

A04-05 The Executive to organize a project on CERT to be started
ASAP, to further define the service specification and to pilot
the service on the basis of the specs.

A04-06 All GA members to help locating suitable candidates for
the Secretary General position, before 17 November.

A04-07 All GA members to help locating suitable candidates for
the Senior Technical Officer.

A04-08 All GA members to help locating suitable candidates for
the PDO positions.

A04-09 The Executive to decide on the precise dates of the
NSC’96 conference and the GA meeting, during the week of 21
October 1996.

A04-10 The President to get in touch with the ISOC President and
arrange to avoid competition between INET and JENC, and further
to try to arrange that ISOC and Terena jointly organize the
European INETs.

A04-11 The Executive will request the authors (of high level
bodies in Russia) of the letters with new information regarding
the membership applications for further clarification and will
also request them to resolve the situation re. Russian
membership of Terena.


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