Nan:2006-10-31-unixware-announce-lcc

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.unix.unixware.announce moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,
 comp.unix.unixware.announce, comp.unix.unixware.misc, comp.unix.sco.misc
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 07:33:32 -0800

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                   remove comp.unix.unixware.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.unix.unixware.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 group removal procedure is documented here:

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


SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

No comments were received.


RATIONALE: remove comp.unix.unixware.announce

There have been no approved messages since June 1996.  During its
short period of active approvals (July 1995 to June 1996), there were
only 30 approved articles other than FAQ's.  Approvals were sporadic,
with the following numbers of approval per month:
8,0,4,3,0,1,0,6,0,0,0, and 8.

When comp.unix.unixware.announce was created, part of the rationale
was the high traffic in comp.unix.unixware (comp.unix.unixware was
renamed to comp.unix.unixware.misc).  The creation of the ".announce"
group, and the renaming of the discussion group were characterized as
a re-organization, which might result in a whole sub-hierarchy of
comp.unix.unixware.* which would be served by the ".announce" group.

As it turns out, no additional groups were created, and traffic in
comp.unix.unixware.misc has declined dramatically by about a factor of
1/100 (to around 5 articles/month).  There is no need for a separate
announcement group at this time since the rest of the sub-hierarchy
consists of a single, low volume discussion group.  Any announcements
can be made directly to comp.unix.unixware.misc.

Note: this proposal would remove only comp.unix.unixware.announce.
comp.unix.unixware.misc would not be affected.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.unix.unixware was created in November 1993.  In
April 1995, it was renamed to comp.unix.unixware.misc, and the
companion announcement group comp.unix.unixware.announce created.

The first approvals for comp.unix.unixware.announce were in July 1995,
and the last in June 1996.  There are 35 approvals in the Google
archive, 5 of them FAQ's.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  comp.unix.unixware.announce
  comp.unix.unixware.misc
  comp.unix.sco.misc


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

comp.unix.unixware.announce	Announcements related to UnixWare.

The charter from the CFV:

This group is intended To provide a low-noise forum for official
announcements from Novell, users and third-parties supporting UnixWare
products.  Product announcements, listings of events and functions,
official statements, availability of archives sites storing UnixWare
binaries or documentation, price lists, press releases and position
papers are all welcome. Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) files,
including but not limited to the extensive UnixWare FAQ maintained by
Jim Vlcek, are also welcome.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-10-31     2nd RFD
2006-10-19     1st RFD
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