From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.hp48
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.hp48,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 18:39:34 -0700

                       REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                        remove comp.sources.hp48

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sources.hp48.

RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.hp48

The last approved message was in November 1993.

There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources,
so comp.sources.hp48 is not a suitable candidate for conversion to an
unmoderated newsgroup.


The newsgroup comp.sources.hp48 was created in July 1991, with the first
approved message in July 1991.


From the CFV:

  This moderated newsgroup will contain all program postings and anything 
  that needs to be archived.  All programs can and should be posted here. 
  It will not matter if they are rpl source, assembly source, uuencoded   
  binaries, asc encoded binaries, or any other format that might come up  
  in the foreseeable future.  It would be good to post large documents    
  like the internals list here for archiving and to keep the bytes down   
  in the discussion group.  This is not a requirement, only a suggestion. 
  Each posting will contain rkive(1) headers so that rkive(1) can be      
  used to automatically archive each posting.  Hopefully the sites that   
  archive comp.sources.* will also archive the HP48 source.  There will   
  be at least one archive site,                           
  Each posting will also contain a version number so that it will be much 
  easier to keep track of newer versions and to purge old versions.       
  Since most HP28 programs run on the HP48, they are welcome.  The        
  postings will be identified by HP28 in the subject line of each         


The full (draft) group removal procedure is documented here:

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

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.


This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:



Jim Riley <>


2006-06-19      Slightly reformatted and posted to YNAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.