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From: Jim Riley <email@example.com> Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.delphi Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.delphi, comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc, comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.writing Followup-To: news.groups Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 18:39:11 -0700 REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) remove comp.sources.delphi This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated newsgroup comp.sources.delphi. RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.delphi The last approved message was in April 2002. There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources, so comp.sources.delphi is not a suitable candidate for conversion to an unmoderated newsgroup. HISTORY: The newsgroup comp.sources.delphi was created in April 1996, with the first approved message in May 1996. CHARTER: comp.sources.delphi A moderated newsgroup for the posting of Borland Delphi and ObjectPascal sources, specifically source code and associated binaries such as .RES or .DCR files. Submissions must meet the following criteria: - Source code and files necessary for compilation _only_. Precompiled units and executables will be rejected. - You are legally permitted to submit the files for posting. - The moderator is legally permitted to post the files. - The files contain no viruses or trojans. - Binary files should be uuencoded. - Small sample data files may be submitted with a project. The moderator will take all care to ensure that copyrights are enforced, but will not be held responsible in the event of a mistake in this regard. Articles which are not acceptable include anything which is not required for compilation or an associated sample data file. The purpose of moderation is to keep the group within its narrow charter. Followups and other general posts are to be rejected with a pointer to a more suitable group. END CHARTER. PROCEDURE: The full (draft) group removal procedure is documented here: http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should subscribe to news.groups and participate in the relevant threads in that newsgroup. To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups. All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups. If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that all discussion appears in news.groups as well. DISTRIBUTION: This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups news.groups comp.sources.delphi comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc comp.lang.pascal.delphi.components.writing PROPONENT: Jim Riley <firstname.lastname@example.org> CHANGE HISTORY: 2006-06-19 Slightly reformatted and posted to YNAN 2006-06-16 Original RFD.