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From: Jason Evans <jsevans@big-8.org>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups
Subject: Comp.infosystems.gemini RFD LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 12:37:59 EDT
Organization: Big-8 Management Board
Message-ID: <sjpqsj$rob$1@dont-email.me>

                 REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
             unmoderated group comp.infosystems.gemini

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the 
unmoderated newsgroup comp.infosystems.gemini.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.infosystems.gemini Internet Hypertext System, Privacy, Accessibility.

CHARTER:

This newsgroup covers the Gemini information space served via the Gemini 
internet protocol, related concepts and tools created by its community.

Gemini is an internet protocol to primarily serve human readable content. 
Served content is not limited to text. Transfer is encrypted for privacy.

Most content served by Gemini is written in Gemtext, a primitive markup 
language that contains a limited set of line types to semantically 
structure text and link to other resources. Although the protocol is 
content type agnostic, Gemtext is prevalent in the known information 
space. As Gemtext can be read without the need of complex clients (such 
as XHTML browsers) the published information space offers good 
accessibility. The Gemini protocol and Gemtext content type are not to be 
extended per definition and community consent.

PROCEDURE:

Please refer to the newsgroup creation policies listed here:
 
  http://www.big-8.org/wiki/How_to_Create_a_New_Big-8_Newsgroup

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to 
news.groups.proposals.

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

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

DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.groups.proposals

PROPONENT: 

noscript <september@noulin.net>

CHANGE HISTORY:

2021-02-10  1st RFD. Posted charter
2021-02-10  1st RFD. Updated charter
2021-08-10  Final RFD