A large dutch forum for Internet network operators to discuss matters of mutual interest, usually through a combination of mailing lists, direct communition (Chat/IRC) and annual conferences. The community is open for every dutch network operator to join.
A yearly conferences where we invite everyone from the NOG community to get together to socialize, talk about current networking related topics and organize presentations about interesting developments without worrying to end up in some sales trap the whole day.
A point of view outside your network is absolutely essential, seeing what others see is a useful thing with a variety of network problems. The RING provides a 'shell access' exchange between all participants to make it easier to debug network issues and troubleshoot 'from the outside'.