4.2 After a period of six (6) months from the signing of the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement, the Applicant Member shall be converted into a full member of the RIPE NCC Association. Unless otherwise specified, candidate members have the same rights and obligations as full members. 6.1 The Member acknowledges and adheres to the applicability of the RIPE Guidelines and THE RIPE NCC procedural documents. The RIPE guidelines and ripe-NCC procedural documents are publicly available in the NCC ripe brief. These documents, which may be reviewed and updated from time to time, form an integral part of and fully apply to the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement. Each revised document receives a new document number and can be found on www.ripe.net. 11.1 All agreements concluded between RIPE NCC and the Member are governed exclusively by the law of the Netherlands. RIPE is not a legal person and has no formal affiliation. This means that anyone interested in RIPE`s work can participate via mailing lists and by participating in meetings. Ripe has a Chair who can oversee work between CPIN meetings and act as an external liaison. Rob Blokzijl, who played an important role in the creation of RIPE, was the first president and remained in this position until 2014, when he appointed Hans Petter Holen to succeed him. The RIPE community interagulates through RIPE mailing lists, RIPE Working Groups, and RIPE meetings.  11.2 All disputes that may arise from the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement are settled in accordance with the RIPE NCC arbitration procedure accepted by the RIPE NCC Executive Board after consultation with the membership in the RIPE NCC.
This is good news for the Community and, in particular, for non-RIPE members in the CPIN region. Typically, non-RIPE members are companies or entities that own IP resources but are not LIR, for example. B holders of the early registration space or the Independent Access Provider (IP) IP space. 2.3 The Member acknowledges and agrees that the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement may be amended by a decision of the CPIN NCC General Assembly, in accordance with the procedure described in the By-Articles of THE NCC RIPE. An amendment shall take effect automatically on the date mentioned in the decision or on the date of the first publication of the decision of the General Meeting and the full text of the revised agreement on www.ripe.net, whichever is the latest, without the need to re-sign the RIPE NCC Standard Service Agreement. The RIPE community has created a number of RIPE working groups that deal with different themes and themes related to the work of RIPE NCC members and the general internet community.  Each of the RIPE working groups has a mailing list that allows for discussion of topics or questions related to the working group. . . .