[NRO-IANAXFER] Contract details

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 16:17:10 CET 2015

++1 ~


On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Hans Petter Holen <hph at oslo.net> 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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