RIPE-NCC is the oldest of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs),
and RIPE is the deliberately unorganized association of interested parties
that meets twice a year and holds discussions online in between.
It’s a mix of operations, research,
Topics range from obscure details of deploying IPv6 to organizational
proposals such as what I was talking about.
430 people attended the meeting in Rome, which was quite a few more
than the dozen or two of the first RIPE meeting I went to many years ago.
Interesting questions were asked.
I may blog some of them.
Continuing to fiddle with models of how electronic voting might work while
leaving in place demonstrably broken hardware and software produced
by companies that over years have demonstrated they either don't understand
the problem or have no intention of fixing it: that's fiddling while Rome burns.