[EURO-Discuss] EURALO - RIPE MoU Signing Ceremony

Jean-Jacques Subrenat jjs at dyalog.net
Thu Nov 2 15:29:42 UTC 2017

Well done Olivier and all of EURALO!
And a word of gratitude to Wolf!
Best regards,
Jean-Jacques Subrenat.

Le 2 novembre 2017 à 16:00:51, Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond (ocl at gih.com) a écrit:

Dear EURALO members,

Wednesday 1st November 2017 was a historical day as EURALO signed a cooperation agreement (MoU) with Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE), the Regional Internet Registry that serves our region.
This will allow for more cooperation between the RIPE community focussing on allocation of IP addresses, and the region's At-Large Community. At this stage we are opening the door to making European users more aware of the work that RIPE does, whilst opening a channel for end user feedback to RIPE.

Please be so kind to find the final text of the MoU attached, noting that this is the text that received no objection from anyone in EURALO.

I am therefore delighted to announce the news of this milestone. I hope that it will enable multiple, constructive synergies between our communities and organisations. EURALO and RIPE have been very successful in collaborating indirectly as founder partners of EuroDIG, the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, At this stage, I would need to thank many people, including At-Large Staff, and you, dear colleagues, for being constructive in bringing this milestone forward.

In my short speech yesterday, I thanked the people and At-Large Structures that were physically present at the 29 March 2007 signing of the EURALO MoU with ICANN. That was the very beginning of our region's coordination.

But one person in particular deserves our strongest appreciation and thanks, and that's Wolf Ludwig. He held EURALO together for so many years. He did all of the groundwork, with colleagues in the region, to make sure EURALO was a Founding Partner of EuroDIG, in effect, the European IGF. He constantly made EURALO significant on so many levels, both inside ICANN and in outside Internet Governance circles. Wolf is a key architect of this organisation.
On a personal note Wolf is also one of my mentors at ICANN. When I initially got involved at ICANN, Wolf suggested that I'd be EURALO's IPv6 "expert" - and that step was the first step into all of the different positions that I held in this organisation and his welcoming attitude allowed me to have all the wonderful experiences that I have lived so far in this amazing organisation.

Thus I wanted, with your permission, to suggest dedicating the signing of the EURALO-RIPE MoU to Wolf. He could unfortunately not join us in person in Abu Dhabi due to health reasons, but he sure was in all of our minds when the MoU was signed.

Thank you,

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond

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