CFV: comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce,comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc

CFV: comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce,comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc

Post by James J. Dav » Sat, 01 Feb 1997 04:00:00

                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
            moderated group comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.announce
             unmoderated group comp.unix.bsd.openbsd.misc

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

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 21 Feb 1997.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Direct
questions about the proposed group to the proponent.

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.


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


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.



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