From: (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: comp.unix.unixware.announce will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,
 comp.unix.unixware.announce, comp.unix.unixware.misc, comp.unix.sco.misc
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 13:58:28 -0800

              comp.unix.unixware.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 30 Oct 2006 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following the comment period, the Big-8
Management board has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup

This group will be removed on 11 Nov 2006.

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.


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.


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Jim Riley <>


2006-11-07     Result (Passes)
2006-10-31     2nd RFD
2006-10-19     1st RFD