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From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals, comp.os.vms,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 18:50:31 -0500

        will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 23 Mar 2007 initiated a five-day period
for final comments.  Following the comment period, the Big-8 Management Board
has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup

This group will be removed on 03 Apr 2007.


The newsgroup has not had any on-topic messages
since November 2005, at which point there was a two-article thread.

The FAQ was last updated 24-Aug-1998 and last posted to the group

Discussion of ANU news is appropriate in the comp.os.vms newsgroup and
the two on-topic messages mentioned above were crossposted to that
group, so it may be that the answer came from there rather than  ANU News is mentioned in an October 2006 thread
in comp.os.vms that is not crossposted to

HISTORY: was created in July, 1989
<> to discuss a news server package from
Australian University.  It was active until the late 1990s, at which
point year-2000 issues were discovered in the software.  A year-2000
compliant version was made available in February 2000 but by then almost
all use of the software had ceased.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



Steve Bonine <>


2007-03-09     1st RFD
2007-03-23     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-03-29     Results (passes)