Nan:2006-07-05-acorn-sources-result

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RESULT: comp.sources.acorn will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.acorn,
 comp.sys.acorn.misc, comp.sys.acorn.programmer
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 10:05:10 -0700

                                RESULT
                        remove comp.sources.acorn

The Big-8 Management Board has decided by consensus to remove the
newsgroup comp.sources.acorn.  Voting began on 01 Jul 2006, and ended on
02 Jul 2006.

This group will be removed on 07 Jul 2006.


SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

There were no objections to the removal of comp.sources.acorn.  There
were 2 comments that comp.binaries.acorn should also be removed.  It is
my intent that this be brought forward as a separate RFD in the future
along with other comp.binaries.* groups.

There was one question about why alternative means of source distribution
were available.  FTP is one such method.  The various announcement
and discussion newsgroups can continue to be used to publicize the
availability of sources, but the actual distribution by Usenet is no
longer needed, nor particularly useful.


RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.acorn

The last approved message was in August 1999.

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


HISTORY:

The newsgroup comp.sources.acorn was created in March 1991, with the first
approved message in March.  The charter (from the CFV) was:

  comp.sources.acorn	moderated distribution of sources for Acorn machines.


DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

   news.announce.newgroups
   news.groups
   comp.sources.acorn
   comp.sys.acorn.misc
   comp.sys.acorn.programmer

PROPONENT:

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-07-05      Result prepared.
2006-06-26      2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-19      Slightly reformatted and posted to NAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.
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