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Subject: 3rd RFD: (create) - FINAL CALL FOR COMMENTS
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:51:55 EST
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            unmoderated group
                        LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
unmoderated newsgroup

NEWSGROUPS LINE:     Discussing Android devices / OS.


This newsgroup is meant to form a new group for the discussion and
mutual support of the Android OS devices.

Mainly discussion is planned to be about Android OS - based mobile
phones, but also tablets and everything else Android - based. Newsgroup
is not planned only as a place for end - users, but for everyone using /
programming for: Android smartphones / devices / mobile computers.

Currently, discussion of Android is mainly nonexistent on Usenet. But
popular in Google Groups - many groups could be found about Android,
both OS and devices. Also quite popular on the web - many forums exist.

Also discussion in has shown that there are persons
waiting for an Android newsgroup to be created, better as Big-8 group.
(One person claimed that he "doesn't touches alt.*".)

The following people have expressed support for the group in posts to

Andy Burns <>
Bob Rudd <>
Phillip Helbig <k9fj1l$7of$>
David Taylor <kbhmu3$q8c$>
Steve Bonine <>
D Finnigan <kbkiok$v69$>
Steve Hayes <>
Doug Freyburger <kbijht$ih3$>
Kathy Morgan <>
David E. Ross <kbn5ar$kir$>
Howard S Shubs

CHARTER: is an unmoderated group for the users of
Android OS: users of smartphones, tablet PCs, netbooks, other devices,
including, but not limited to, software problems, hardware problems,
discussing ideas of what program is suitable for chosen purposes, and
what hardware is suitable for using specific software written for
Android OS and which OS version (firmware modification) is suitable for
chosen program / task / device.

Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum,
and to ignore any articles intended to disrupt the newsgroup. Spam is
PROHIBITED. Advertising is NOT allowed. Newsgroup is text only. (That
means: no binaries.)


Please refer to the newsgroup creation policies listed here:

Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its final
resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate
in the relevant threads in that newsgroup.  This is both a courtesy to
groups in which discussion of creating a new group is off-topic as
well as the best method of making sure that one's comments or
criticisms are heard.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to

The final comment period lasts for five (5) days from the
time that this RFD is posted.




Evgenii Sputnik  

2012-12-31  2nd RFD. Name changed to Charter
changed - advertising is NOT allowed in now.
2012-12-27  1st RFD.