[DBWG] Minutes of the DBWG session held on 16th June 2019
nishal at controlfreak.co.za
Tue Jun 25 08:54:05 UTC 2019
On 25 Jun 2019, at 10:28, Simon Seruyinda wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> As you already know, we held our first DBWG session at the AIS 19 in
> Kampala Uganda.
> We extend our appreciation to all those that managed to attend the
> session onsite or remotely.
> I have attached the minutes from the session as well as the
> presentation slides.
thanks for this.
i was one of those in attendance that stressed that afrinic’s primary
responsibility is to provide accurate information. my comment was along
the lines of: “afrinic should prioritise the accuracy of the
database, and tools to support this, over projects like meeting apps”.
i re-echoed that during the plenary; as a member, i do not ever want
to hear that afrinic did not have the resources to do X; which supports
your primary objective, but you’ve still engaged in frivolity like a
“meeting app”. and whilst i recognise that others might feel that a
meeting app is important, i submit that making it easier for your
members to interact with your services, is *more* important, and what i
expect my member fees to be used for. i am sure there is a silent
majority that agrees with me!
note that you’re still missing timelines for when we can expect to see
these enhancements. the “dashboard”, as was discussed, is a living
thing, and i, for one, don’t expect this to 100% populated anytime
soon. but i don’t expect you to wait until it covers 100% of your
service offerings, until you publish it, either ..
that said - thank you for holding this inaugural meeting, and
congratulations to the first elected co-chair. i trust the co-chair
will heed the outcomes of the meeting, and drive the afrinic db team to
deliver on the recommendations, and meeting’s deliberations.
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