From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.sources.acorn (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.acorn,
 comp.sys.acorn.misc, comp.sys.acorn.programmer
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 11:49:06 -0700

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

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


The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

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


There were no objections to the removal of comp.sources.acorn.  There
were 2 comments that comp.binaries.acorn should also be removed.  It is
my intent that this be brought forward as a separate RFD in the future
along with other comp.binaries.* groups.

There was one question about why alternative means of source distribution
were available.  FTP is one such method.  The various announcement
and discussion newsgroups can continue to be used to publicize the
availability of sources, but the actual distribution by Usenet is no
longer needed, nor particularly useful.

RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.acorn

The last approved message was in August 1999.

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


The newsgroup comp.sources.acorn was created in March 1991, with the first
approved message in March.  The charter (from the CFV) was:

  comp.sources.acorn	moderated distribution of sources for Acorn machines.


This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:



Jim Riley <>


2006-06-26      2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-19      Slightly reformatted and posted to NAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.