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From: Jim Riley <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.hp48 Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.hp48, comp.sys.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. HISTORY: The newsgroup comp.sources.hp48 was created in July 1991, with the first approved message in July 1991. CHARTER: 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, seq.uncwil.edu. 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 message. 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.hp48 comp.sys.hp48 PROPONENT: Jim Riley <email@example.com> CHANGE HISTORY: 2006-06-19 Slightly reformatted and posted to YNAN 2006-06-16 Original RFD.