[Nanog-futures] Transition update
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Wed Jun 2 23:31:11 UTC 2010
joel jaeggli wrote:
> Um insofar as I'm aware Andy Rosenzweig is still the Marit member on the
> SC, I generally assume that we he states his opinion or merit's position
> that he is doing so in his capacity as merit's representative on the SC.
That's my point. Merit has numerous people working on NANOG, but as far
as I know they don't have staff 100% dedicated to NANOG (1). As a
result, if NANOG separates from Merit, they'll have to reorganize their
staff across the remaining Merit activities, likely leading to a few
layoffs. Therefore, in the interest of not laying people off, Merit
won't want to let NANOG go independent. Hence, the skin in the game,
and a strong reason they won't speak objectively about NANOG's separation.
 Betty Burke has said on multiple occasions that Merit doesn't want
NANOG to occur in late June, as it conflicts with Merit's year-end. If
the Merit staff assigned to NANOG were 100% dedicated to NANOG, this
conflict wouldn't exist.
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