Nan:2010-05-17-lcc-comp.software.year-2000.tech

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RFD: comp.software.year-2000.tech moderated (remove) LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 19:04:34 EDT
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              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group comp.software.year-2000.tech

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.software.year-2000.tech.

RATIONALE:

According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
2000-11-09. A probe message resulted in a bounce.

  ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
  csy2kt@nic.com
      (reason: 550 <csy2kt@nic.com>... User unknown)
      (expanded from: <csy2kt@stump.algebra.com>)

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.software.year-2000.tech	Remediation of Y2K, similar bugs. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.software.year-2000.tech
comp.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.SOFTWARE.YEAR-2000.TECH

This newsgroup will be open to technical aspects of the year 2000
conversion including:

* Technical discussions - year 2000 problems and solutions on various
   computer systems and networks. "What we're doing in our project";
   suggestions on test setups for specific systems. Programming
   solutions.

* Project-management issues - suggested phases in year 2000 projects;
   how to get projects budgeted; cost estimating; test strategies;
   contingency plans; checklists; expected staffing demands.

* Software tools - for inventory and/or conversion of affected code.
   Rating of/experiences with specific tools. Pitfalls to watch out
   for. Pointers to relevant products and vendor documentation.

Moderation policies:

Language shall not be restricted to English.

All posts shall be directly related to the subject of year 2000
compliance. Topics of a political, philosophical or religious nature
shall not be posted in comp.software.year-2000.tech. No job postings.
No binary/HTML posts. We hope to keep the moderation light, and allow
most non-spam posts.

Single, short announcements of Y2k products (either new or significant
upgrades) are acceptable, and should refer to Web pages for details.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.software.year-2000.tech is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote
for creation by 241:14 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 5 Oct 1998.

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.software.year-2000.tech are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVI process, please see 

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-24	First probe post
2010-04-04	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-04-19	1st RFD
2010-05-03	2nd RFD
2010-05-17	LCC
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