From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: comp.sources.postscript will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.postscript,
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Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 08:07:29 -0700

                comp.sources.postscript will be removed

The Big-8 Management Board has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup 
comp.sources.postscript.  Voting began on 11 Jul 2006, and ended on 12 Jul 2006.

This group will be removed on 17 Jul 2006.

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 the
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 <>


2006-07-13     Results posted
2006-07-06     2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-26     RFD posted
2006-06-16     RFD received