RFD: comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce and comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc

RFD: comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce and comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc

Post by Todd C Mill » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
            moderated group comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce
             unmoderated group comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of
the world-wide Usenet hierarchy comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.*.  This is
not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.
Procedural details are below.

Newsgroup lines:
comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce  OpenBSD announcements. (Moderated)
comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc      The OpenBSD operating system.

RATIONALE: all groups

OpenBSD is a Berkeley Networking Release 2 (Net/2) and 4.4BSD-Lite
-derived Operating System.  It is a fully functional UN*X-like system
with an emphasis on security which runs on several architectures and
is being ported to more.  With the recent formal release of OpenBSD
2.0 there is a growing interest in OpenBSD as well as an increase in
the user base.  This has created a need for discussion areas for
OpenBSD users and potential users.

The existing groups in the comp.unix.bsd.* hierarchy do not
meet this need.  They either pertain to other significantly
different BSD-derived systems or serve BSD systems in general
and are thus not appropriate to OpenBSD-specific discussion.

There exists a set of mailing lists dedicated to OpenBSD but
they are technical in nature and are used almost exclusively
by the OpenBSD developers.

CHARTER: comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce

comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce is a moderated group for general
announcements pertaining to the OpenBSD operating system.  This
includes but is not limited to new releases of OpenBSD, impending
changes that affect OpenBSD users, and new products available for

Moderation policies:

Articles should be accepted that pertain to the availability of new
products for the OpenBSD operating system (including new versions
of OpenBSD itself).  Articles regarding commercial products should
be accepted if and only if the products in question are usable
with OpenBSD and not general in nature.


CHARTER: comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc

comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc is an unmoderated group for the discussion
of the OpenBSD operating system.  This is to be an open forum for
OpenBSD developers, users, and the curious.

The posting of adverti*ts, massively cross-posted articles (spam)
is strictly prohibited.

The posting of binary files is prohibited.  Posting of source files is
discouraged.  A posting should include a URL or FTP reference instead.


MODERATOR INFO: comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce



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 will be posted in the following newsgroups:

    news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.unix.bsd.misc,
    comp.unix.misc, comp.security.unix

and the following mailing lists:

        ('subscribe announce' in body)

        ('subscribe misc' in body)