Nan:2010-01-09-RFD-comp-unix-bsd-netbsd-announce

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RFD: comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce moderated (remove) LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 19:53:58 EST
Message-ID: <hib3mh$2m2$1@news.albasani.net>


              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce.

RATIONALE:

Chris Demetriou replied to a probe post and took the issue to the board
of the NetBSD Foundation. Matthias Scheler, on behalf of the board of
directors, says that they are no longer using the group and suggests
that it is removed.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce	Announcements pertaining to NetBSD. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce

CHARTER OF COMP.UNIX.BSD.NETBSD.ANNOUNCE

        Moderated by Chris Demetriou <cgd@alpha.bostic.com>.

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

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote
for creation by 332:70 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 22 Feb 1995.

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads
in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to
news.groups.proposals.

In the course of the removal process four formal announcements are posted
(MVI, 1st RFD, 2nd RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the
process the B8MB will vote on the issue.

Available options for comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.announce are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVA process, please see 

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29	Probe post
2009-11-10	Matthias Scheler declares that the group is unused
2009-11-29	Moderator Vacancy Announcement
2009-12-13	1st RFD
2009-12-27	2nd RFD
2010-01-09	LCC
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