From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: comp.lang.xharbour will be created
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 15:34:13 -0600

                   comp.lang.xharbour will be created

The Last Call for Comments on 26 Jan 2006 initiated a five-day period for
final comments.  Following this comment period, the Big-8 Management Board
has decided by consensus to create the newsgroup comp.lang.xharbour.

This group will be created on 05 Feb 2007.

NEWSGROUPS LINE: comp.lang.xharbour

comp.lang.xharbour	xHarbour programming, Clipper, and xBase.


comp.lang.xharbour is an unmoderated newsgroup which will serve as
a forum for discussing the xHarbour programming language. The group
will serve both those who program in xHarbour and those who work
on developing the language. Topics that may be discussed include:

        - Announcements of new versions of the language.

        - Design and internals of the xHarbour language.

        - Design, programming, and administration of systems
                    and applications which use the xHarbour language.

        - Strengths, weaknesses, and general usage of xHarbour
                    to solve real world problems.

        - Technical discussion of products or themes of interest
                    to xHarbour developers, including third-party add-on
          products, their usage, advantages and drawbacks, and
          links to additional information.

Notwithstanding the above, advertisements of any kind are
specifically disallowed, except for brief announcements of products
and events specifically for xHarbour programmers. This specifically

        a. General-purpose programming tools.

        b. Announcements of over 50 lines of text.

        c. Advertisements listing specific prices and ordering

        d. Products and events which are not substantially specific
           to the needs of xHarbour developers.

        e. Any product or event that has been announced on
           comp.lang.xharbour within the past 30 days.

Item (d) is intended to mitigate against announcements of general
purpose programming tools or events, which really belong somewhere


There is nothing wrong with posts like this but this charter is
specifically attempting to establish strict definition of what's
considered on-topic for comp.lang.xharbour. The clear intent and
general requirement for all posts is to have directly xHarbour
related content.

Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum,
and to ignore articles intended to disrupt the group.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to:



"Patrick Mast, xHarbour" <>

Co-Proponent: Ron Pinkas <>


2006-12-18     1st RFD
2007-01-26     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-02-02     Results (passes)