Nan:2006-09-15-386bsd-announce-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce 
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,
 comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce, comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.misc,
 comp.unix.bsd.misc
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 14:03:03 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                  remove comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the 
newsgroup comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce.


RATIONALE: remove comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce

The group was created in February 1995.  It has never had any approved
messages by its moderator.  See History for details.

Note: This proposal would have NO effect on the moderated announcement
groups:

   comp.unix.bsd.bsdi.announce
   comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.announce
   comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce
   comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce

All are inactive at present.  If you are interested in revitalizing
any of these groups, you should contact the Big 8 Management Board.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce was created in February
1995 as part of the re-organization of the comp.unix.bsd.* hierarchy.
Prior to that, discussion of 386BSD operating system had taken place
in the comp.os.386bsd.* hierarchy.  In addition, the hierarchy had
become the de facto place for discussing other BSD Unix variants
including FreeBSD, NetBSD, and BSD/OS by BSDI.

By the time of the re-organization, active development of 386BSD had
stopped, and some of the other Unix BSD variants were being targetted
to non-Intel-x86 based platforms.  The name of the hierarchy had
become misleading.

The re-organization created the comp.unix.bsd.bsdi.*,
comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.*, and comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.* branches (an
.announce and .misc discussion group in each branch).  The
comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.* branch was added in 1997.

In addition, comp.os.386bsd.announce was renamed to
comp.unix.386bsd.announce.  However, its moderator switched to become
moderator of comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce (the
comp.os.386bsd.announce group had been used for NetBSD announcements).
Similarly, the five unmoderated comp.os.386bsd.* discussion groups
were collectively renamed and merged into a single
comp.unix.386bsd.misc unmoderated discussion group.  The primary
purpose of these renamings was to eliminate potential orphaned groups,
as much as creating a place for announcements and discussion about
386BSD, while at the same time creating better named groups that were
focused on the BSD Unix variants under active development.


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 document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce
  comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.misc
  comp.unix.bsd.misc

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  comp.unix.bsd.bsdi.misc
  comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc
  comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.misc
  comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>



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