Draft of RFD: comp.os.linux.portable

Draft of RFD: comp.os.linux.portable

Post by Jacek Pliszk » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00


I've prepared a RFD draft. Shall I post it as an official RFD
or it needs corrections?



P.S. Who wants to join me as a proponent?

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     unmoderated group comp.os.linux.portable

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of a
world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup group.name.  This is not a
Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.  Procedural
details are below.

Newsgroup line:
comp.os.linux.protable    Group about Linux system on portable systems:
                         notebooks,laptops,palmtops etc.

RATIONALE: comp.os.linux.protable

Growing popularity of Linux system and increasing affordability of
portable systems caused significant growth in interest of using Linux on
all kinds of portable computers. So far this topic was scattered through
over ten different newsgroups. Some of them are very loaded (e.g.
comp.os.linux.setup 200+ posts per day) what makes following the
discussion difficult. This is an attempt to create a single, well-defined
newsgroup on the topic.

CHARTER: comp.os.linux.portable

A forum for discussing all problems and topics related to installation,
configuration and usage of the Linux system on portable computers.
Posting binaries is banned. Adds are banned. One can post a reference to
a product if the product provides a solution to discussed



This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase
of the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroups
should be raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue
for a minimum of 21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this
proposal is posted to news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For
Votes (CFV) may be posted by a neutral vote taker if the discussion
warrants it.  Please do not attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How
to Format and Submit a New Group Proposal".  Please refer to these
documents (available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any
questions about the process.


This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups: