SECOND CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
unmoderated group comp.os.linux.advocacy
moderated group comp.os.linux.answers
unmoderated group comp.os.linux.development.apps
unmoderated group comp.os.linux.hardware
unmoderated group comp.os.linux.networking
unmoderated group comp.os.linux.x
unmoderated group comp.os.linux.development.system
- proposed to replace comp.os.linux.development
unmoderated group comp.os.linux.setup
- proposed to replace comp.os.linux.admin
removal of unmoderated group comp.os.linux.help
- proposed removal would be implemented as a rename to the existing
comp.os.linux.advocacy Benefits of Linux compared to other operating systems.
comp.os.linux.answers FAQs, How-To's, READMEs, etc. about Linux. (Moderated)
comp.os.linux.development.apps Writing Linux applications, porting to Linux
comp.os.linux.hardware Hardware compatibility with the Linux operating system.
comp.os.linux.networking Networking and communications under Linux.
comp.os.linux.x Linux X Window System servers, clients, libraries and fonts.
comp.os.linux.development.system Linux kernels, device drivers, modules.
comp.os.linux.setup Linux installation and system administration.
(Not shown on the newsgroups lines: removal of comp.os.linux.help.)
Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 12 December 1994.
This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party. For voting
questions only contact Ian Kluft (ikl...@amdahl.com). For questions about
the proposed groups contact Dave Sill (d...@ornl.gov).
This vote also has an assistant votetaker, Patrick Horgan (patr...@amdahl.com).
Both votetakers may be reached via the address linux-voteta...@amdahl.com.
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Note: this is the third comp.os.linux reorganization vote. Earlier votes
occurred as follows:
created Feb 1992 vote-taker: a...@sauna.cs.hut.fi (Ari Lemmke)
1st reorg Nov 1992 vote-taker: i...@cam-orl.co.uk (Ian Jackson)
2nd reorg Aug 1993 vote-taker: ikl...@amdahl.com (Ian Kluft)
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These are the group charters as provided by the proponent.
1) Group: comp.os.linux.advocacy (unmoderated)
Charter: For discussion of the benefits of Linux compared to other
2) Group: comp.os.linux.answers (moderated)
Charter: For posting Linux FAQs, How-To's, READMEs and other
documents that answer questions about Linux. This will
help keep the traffic down in other c.o.l.* groups and will
leave comp.os.linux.announce for true announcements.
C.o.l.answers will be moderated by Matt Welsh
(m...@cs.cornell.edu), the moderator of c.o.l.announce.
Submission Address: linux-annou...@tc.cornell.edu
Moderator Contact: linux-announce-requ...@tc.cornell.edu
3) Group: comp.os.linux.development.apps (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion regarding the writing of
applications for Linux and the porting of applications to
4) Group: comp.os.linux.hardware (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion specific to a particular piece
of hardware, e.g., "can this system run Linux?", "how do I
use this disk drive with Linux?", etc.
5) Group: comp.os.linux.networking (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion relating to networking or
communications including Ethernet boards, serial
communications, SLIP, etc.
6) Group: comp.os.linux.x (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion relating to X Window System,
version 11, compatible software including servers, clients,
libraries, and fonts, running under Linux. XFree86 issues
not unique to Linux will be directed to
7) Rename group: comp.os.linux.development (unmoderated)
to: comp.os.linux.development.system (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion regarding the development of
the Linux operating system proper: kernel, device drivers,
8) Rename group: comp.os.linux.admin (unmoderated)
to: comp.os.linux.setup (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion relating to Linux installation
and system administration.
9) Rename group: comp.os.linux.help (unmoderated)
to: comp.os.linux.misc (unmoderated)
Charter: For questions and discussion relating to Linux but not
covered by a more specific Linux newsgroup.
Note: The intent here is actually to remove comp.os.linux.help,
not to rename it to .misc, which already exists.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to remove it directly.
Comp.os.linux Reorganization Roadmap
Current Hierarchy Proposed Hierarchy
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[ ] comp.os.linux.advocacy
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[ ] comp.os.linux.development.apps
[ ] comp.os.linux.hardware
[ ] comp.os.linux.networking
[ ] comp.os.linux.x
[ ] comp.os.linux.development.system (replaces c.o.l.development)
[ ] comp.os.linux.setup (replaces c.o.l.admin)
[ ] REMOVE comp.os.linux.help (see proposal)
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comp.os.linux.* reorg Bounce List - No need to revote
cummings@stingray Matthew P. Cummings
Daniel.Veill...@imag.fr Daniel Veillard
egbert@garfy Egbert Hinzen
ge...@casquet.equinox.gen.nz Geoff Jacobsen
g...@wolves.durham.nc.us Gregory G. Woodbury
go...@owlnet.rice.edu Christopher Scott Gouge
Helge.Daniel...@delab.sintef.no Helge Danielsen
leendert@fskljh Leendert Haasbroek
mattolin@aguirre Riccardo Mattolini
mbgu...@insosf1.infonet.net Matthew B. Guest
niem...@swt.ruhr-uni-bochum.de Christoph Niemann
pbrown@kbrown Preston Brown
s...@sncsdns3-le0.slma.com Sam Chessman
timel...@binkley.cs.mcgill.ca Jeffrey C. Jacobs
Wenger Wenger Hansjuerg