From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: [B8MB] Jonathan Kamens has resigned from the Big-8 Management Board
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 14:17:38 -0600

[This is an official announcement from the Big-8 Management Board.]

I am saddened to announce that, effective immediately, Jonathan Kamens has
resigned from his roles as a member of the Big-8 Management Board, the
coordinator of the Usenet Volunteer Moderators, and a member of the Group
Mentors.  He will continue to work with the Board as a member of both the
Usenet Volunteer Pollsters, and of the Technical Team, as well as
continuing as the technical moderator of news.groups.proposals.

Please join me in thanking Jonathan for all of the work he has done for
Usenet, both since all of this got started back in 2005, and for all of
the work he has put into Usenet before and, hopefully, in the future.
This will be a loss not just to the Board, but to Usenet as a whole.

As a practical matter, I will temporarily take over the coordination
duties of the Usenet Volunteer Moderators.  We will revisit his slot on
the Board in early April.

		                    - Tim Skirvin (
                                      Chair, Big-8 Management Board
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