From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.sources.hp48 (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.hp48,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 11:51:06 -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.


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.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


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.