From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Mark Hobley <>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups.proposals
Subject: RFD: comp.cygwin
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 08:53:00 -0700
Message-ID: <nan.20080317155300$>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     unmoderated group comp.cygwin

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
unmoderated Usenet newsgroup, comp.cygwin.

NEWSGROUPS LINE: comp.cygwin

comp.cygwin	Topics relating to the cygwin operating environment

RATIONALE: comp.cygwin

The cygwin suite provides a Linux-like operating environment for a Microsoft
Windows based operating system.  This means that discussions or questions
relating to cygwin may require users with Linux knowledge, rather than
Microsoft Windows based knowledge.  Posting to a Linux related group, may
upset some users, because the operating system is not Linux, and posting to
a Microsoft Windows based newsgroup would not really be appropriate, because
Microsoft Windows users may not have sufficient knowledge of the Linux
operating environment to be able to contribute to the articles.  This
newsgroup is dedicated specifically to cygwin related topics.


This newsgroup is for discussions or questions relating to the cygwin
operating system.

Posting of articles relating to cygwin, installation of cygwin, usage of
cygwin or cygwin packages configuration of cygwin, configuration of the
Microsoft Windows based system for the purposes of installing cygwin,
installation of packages in the cygwin environment, compilation or
development of software for use within the cygwin environment, programming
methodology or program structure for the purpose of making software
compatible with the cygwin environment, versions or new releases of cygwin,
modifications to the cygwin environment, the cygwin source code,
distribution of cygwin, development of maintenance of cygwin package
repositories, the creation of a cygwin distribution cdrom, or other cygwin
related topics is acceptable within this newsgroup.

Posting of articles not relating to cygwin, or the posting of advertisements,
or other announcements not relating to cygwin is not allowed.


For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see:

Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its final
resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the
relevant threads in that newsgroup.  This is both a courtesy to groups in
which discussion of creating a new group is off-topic as well as the best
method of making sure that one's comments or criticisms are heard.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals.
To this end, the 'Followup-To' header of this RFD has been set to this group.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure
that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.

We urge those who would like to read or post in the proposed newsgroup
to make a comment to that effect in this thread; we ask proponents to
keep a list of such positive posts with the relevant message ID
(e.g., Barney Fife, <>).
Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good
evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups (moderated)
  news.groups.proposals (moderated)


Mark Hobley <>


2008-03-17     1st RFD