[NRO-IANAXFER] Contract details

Izumi Okutani izumi at nic.ad.jp
Wed Jan 7 12:23:11 CET 2015

Dear Hans Petter,

Thank you for this input and suggestion to go back to high level
principles. It's helpful for our reference that you've listed some
specific principles as an example.

We'll discuss more about contract details at the coming 9th CRISP Team
Teleconference, as reflected in the agenda shared in my earlier post.

Izumi Okutani

On 2015/01/07 19:27, Hans Petter Holen wrote:
> On 07/01/2015 11:07, Alan Barrett wrote:
>> I still don't understand why you are opposed to a fixed term 
>> contract.  I don't see any advantage at all to an indefinite contract. 
> I am not opposed to a fixed term contract, but thee are some aspects of 
> a fixed term contraxt that needs to be handled:
> - automatic renewal or not at the end of the term
> - notification period to renew the contract/terminate the contract
> - is it possible to terminate the contract only at the end of the term
> - is it possible to adjust the SLA or other conditions during the term 
> of the contract
> - renegotiation means both parties may want to change terms
> I seriously think we should bring this back to high level principles like:
> - long term relation for stability
> - terminate at any point if SLA is not met in x out of the last y months 
> (I usualy have 3 out of last 12 months in my sub
> - review SLA terms yearly - like the IETF
> - termination period should be log enough to find a new contractor
> - clear clauses of transition,
> - IPR, access to data etc.
> - clear, precice language easy to read and understand
> Then I would leave it for the legal team to suggest the best 
> implementation of the principles under the approporiate legislation.
> I know how I would do it under Norwegian law, but the contract is most 
> likely not going to be under Norwegian Law, so I do not think that would 
> be relevant.
> The legal teams suggestion would as always need approval from RIR 
> management and RIR boards - thats what why we have them.
> Some community engagement may also be useful - but some of us may have 
> limited competency in the particular legal framework.
> -hph
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