Nan:2006-09-28-386bsd-announce-lcc

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
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: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 11:43:33 -0700

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

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


PROCEDURE:

The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

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

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


SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

There were no comments received.


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.


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


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

|comp.unix.bsd.386bsd.announce	Announcements pertaining to 386BSD.

The charter for the group (from the Results posting) is:
============================================================================
        This newsgroup is for announcements relating to the 386bsd
        operating system. Things appropriate for the .announce group
        would include announcements of new versions of 386bsd,
        announcements of major software releases (both commercial and
        freely redistributable) for 386bsd (e.g. new version of X11
        for 386bsd), announcements of fixes for major bugs, and the
        like.  FAQs relating to 386bsd should also be cross-posted to
        this group.
============================================================================


PROPONENT:

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-09-28     2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-09-15     1st RFD
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