RFD: remove comp.sources.acorn

RFD: remove comp.sources.acorn

Post by Jim Rile » Wed, 21 Jun 2006 10:37:52



                       REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                        remove comp.sources.acorn

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sources.acorn.

RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.acorn

The last approved message was in August 1999.

There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources,
so comp.sources.acorn is not a suitable candidate for conversion to an
unmoderated newsgroup.

HISTORY:

The newsgroup comp.sources.acorn was created in March 1991, with the first
approved message in March.  The charter (from the CFV) was:

  comp.sources.acorn    moderated distribution of sources for Acorn machines.

PROCEDURE:

The full (draft) group removal procedure is documented here:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups and participate in the relevant threads in that
newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.

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 as well.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

   news.announce.newgroups
   news.groups
   comp.sources.acorn
   comp.sys.acorn.misc
   comp.sys.acorn.programmer

PROPONENT:


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-06-19      Slightly reformatted and posted to YNAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.

 
 
 

1. 2nd RFD: remove comp.sources.acorn (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)

                       REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                        remove comp.sources.acorn

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sources.acorn.

PROCEDURE:

The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

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

The full (draft) group removal procedure is documented here:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup

SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

There were no objections to the removal of comp.sources.acorn.  There
were 2 comments that comp.binaries.acorn should also be removed.  It is
my intent that this be brought forward as a separate RFD in the future
along with other comp.binaries.* groups.

There was one question about why alternative means of source distribution
were available.  FTP is one such method.  The various announcement
and discussion newsgroups can continue to be used to publicize the
availability of sources, but the actual distribution by Usenet is no
longer needed, nor particularly useful.

RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.acorn

The last approved message was in August 1999.

There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources,
so comp.sources.acorn is not a suitable candidate for conversion to an
unmoderated newsgroup.

HISTORY:

The newsgroup comp.sources.acorn was created in March 1991, with the first
approved message in March.  The charter (from the CFV) was:

  comp.sources.acorn    moderated distribution of sources for Acorn machines.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

   news.announce.newgroups
   news.groups
   comp.sources.acorn
   comp.sys.acorn.misc
   comp.sys.acorn.programmer

PROPONENT:


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-06-26      2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-19      Slightly reformatted and posted to NAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.

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