From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RESULT: comp.sources.hp48 will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.hp48,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 10:05:51 -0700

                        remove comp.sources.hp48

The Big-8 Management Board has decided by consensus to remove the
newsgroup comp.sources.hp48.  Voting began on 01 Jul 2006, and ended on
02 Jul 2006.

This group will be removed on 07 Jul 2006.


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 <>


2006-07-05      Results prepared.
2006-06-26      2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-19      Slightly reformatted and posted to NAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.