Nan:2006-06-26-postscript-sources

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.postscript
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.postscript,
 comp.lang.postscript
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 11:52:35 -0700

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

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


RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.postscript

The last approved message was in March 1997.

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


HISTORY:

The newsgroup comp.sources.postscript was created in February 1993, with the
first posting in March 1993.  The charter (from the CFV) was:

  PURPOSE

    A sources group where PostScript programs of generally useful
    graphic images and PostScript-related utilities can be posted.

  CONTENT

    Source code written in the PostScript language would be appropriate.
    Fonts and programs in other languages that involve PostScript
    directly and heavily would be appropriate also.

    Clip Art:   Hand-made PostScript programs, converted binaries,
                or the machine generated output from a drawing tools,
                representing a graphical image meant to be included in
                documents. (Other art would usually be fine.)

    Utilities:  Hand-made PostScript programs either demonstrating or
                facilitating use of the PostScript graphics language.
                This would include PostScript generating programs and
                other tools not written in PostScript.

    Examples:   "How-to" examples would be encouraged.

    Fonts:      Fonts that can be used with the PostScript language.

    The focus will be on generally useful programs or art. Specific
    information, such as a new weathermap in PostScript posted daily, is
    more like a binary than a source, and would not be appropriate.
  
    Text documents formatted in PostScript would not be appropriate.

    EPS conversion, DSC conformance, and commented code would be
    facilitated and encouraged, but not required.


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.postscript
   comp.lang.postscript


PROPONENT:

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-06-26      Slightly reformatted and posted to NAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.
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