Nan:2006-06-19-delphi-sources

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.delphi
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.delphi,
 comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc, comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.writing
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 18:39:11 -0700

                       REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                        remove comp.sources.delphi

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sources.delphi.


RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.delphi

The last approved message was in April 2002.

There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources,
so comp.sources.delphi is not a suitable candidate for conversion to an
unmoderated newsgroup.


HISTORY:

The newsgroup comp.sources.delphi was created in April 1996, with the
first approved message in May 1996.


CHARTER: comp.sources.delphi

A moderated newsgroup for the posting of Borland Delphi and
ObjectPascal sources, specifically source code and associated
binaries such as .RES or .DCR files.  Submissions must meet the
following criteria:

   - Source code and files necessary for compilation _only_.
     Precompiled units and executables will be rejected.
   - You are legally permitted to submit the files for posting.
   - The moderator is legally permitted to post the files.
   - The files contain no viruses or trojans.
   - Binary files should be uuencoded.
   - Small sample data files may be submitted with a project.

The moderator will take all care to ensure that copyrights are
enforced, but will not be held responsible in the event of a mistake
in this regard.

Articles which are not acceptable include anything which is not
required for compilation or an associated sample data file.

The purpose of moderation is to keep the group within its narrow
charter.  Followups and other general posts are to be rejected with a
pointer to a more suitable group.

END CHARTER.


PROCEDURE:

The full (draft) group removal procedure is documented here:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups and participate in the relevant threads in that
newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that
all discussion appears in news.groups as well.


DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

   news.announce.newgroups
   news.groups
   comp.sources.delphi
   comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc
   comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.writing


PROPONENT:

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-06-19      Slightly reformatted and posted to YNAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.
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