From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.postscript moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.postscript,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:55:51 -0700

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

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


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:


The only comment made was that the lack of approvals
since 1997 explained why they had not seen any articles in the group.

RATIONALE: remove comp.sources.postscript

The last approved message was in March 1997.

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


The newsgroup comp.sources.postscript was created in February 1993, with
first posting in March 1993.  The charter (from the CFV) was:


    A sources group where PostScript programs of generally useful
    graphic images and PostScript-related utilities can be posted.


    Source code written in the PostScript language would be appropriate.
    Fonts and programs in other languages that involve PostScript
    directly and heavily would be appropriate also.

    Clip Art:   Hand-made PostScript programs, converted binaries,
                or the machine generated output from a drawing tools,
                representing a graphical image meant to be included in
                documents. (Other art would usually be fine.)

    Utilities:  Hand-made PostScript programs either demonstrating or
                facilitating use of the PostScript graphics language.
                This would include PostScript generating programs and
                other tools not written in PostScript.

    Examples:   "How-to" examples would be encouraged.

    Fonts:      Fonts that can be used with the PostScript language.

    The focus will be on generally useful programs or art. Specific
    information, such as a new weathermap in PostScript posted daily, is
    more like a binary than a source, and would not be appropriate.

    Text documents formatted in PostScript would not be appropriate.

    EPS conversion, DSC conformance, and commented code would be
    facilitated and encouraged, but not required.


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Jim Riley <>


2006-07-06     2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-26     RFD posted
2006-06-16     RFD received