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Re: Inferno newsgroup proposal



Roger,

I think thats a good sugestion.

There are undoubably hard core bit pushers who wouldn't want to hear about
applications, hardware/software integration issues or even business issues
(who'se lisensing etc) that Infoerno encompasses

Hence at least Limbo and Inferno 

maybe even split Inferno into Inferno Techical and Inferno Business/Applications

ted kochanski
Boston Area Inferno Evangelist

At 01:54 PM 10/17/96 -0500, you wrote:
>The following is a draft of the proposal I will be posting for two
>Usenet newsgroups: an Inferno group and a Limbo group. If you would like to
>be listed as a proponent of this proposal, please let me know how you want
>your name and e-mail address shown.
>
>Please note that these newsgroups are just a starting point for Inferno
>discussions. I split it into comp.os.inferno and comp.lang.limbo for
>two reasons: (1) Lang newsgroups tend to be more frequently used, so one
>is needed for Inferno. (2) comp.lang.inferno would be a misnomer.
>
>If the newsgroups thrive, as I expect they will, a future proposal can
>create more offshoot groups.
>
>Let me know what you think. I will be submitting this to the UVV in about a
>week.
>
>Rogers
>
>-----
>
>From: Rogers Cadenhead <rogers@prefect.com>
>  
>                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
>                    unmoderated group comp.os.inferno
>                    unmoderated group comp.lang.limbo
>  
>This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
>comp.os.inferno and comp.lang.limbo newsgroups. This is not a Call For
>Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time. Procedural details are below.
> 
>Newsgroup lines:
>comp.os.inferno             Inferno network OS (Unmoderated)
>comp.lang.limbo             Inferno's Limbo language (Unmoderated)
> 
>RATIONALE: comp.os.inferno and comp.lang.limbo
>
>Now that its developers kit is available on the World Wide Web,
>the Inferno operating system and Limbo programming language merit
>discussion areas on Usenet. These products were developed by Bell
>Labs, the organization that pioneered both C and UNIX. The
>Inferno mailing list is thriving, and Inferno and Limbo continue
>to be discussed on groups such as comp.lang.java.misc,
>comp.lang.java.advocacy and comp.os.plan9.
>
>A survey of comp.lang.java, comp.lang.java.misc and
>comp.lang.java.advocacy on Dejanews finds 134 messages that mention
>Inferno. Another 186 messages about Inferno were found in the
>comp.os.plan9 newsgroup.
>
>The proponents of these newsgroups, as listed at the end of this
>document, believe that Inferno and Limbo have proven their
>suitability for new Usenet groups.
>
>CHARTER: comp.os.inferno
> 
>The comp.os.inferno newsgroup is devoted to discussions of the
>Inferno operating system, developed by Bell Labs, and related issues.
> 
>Examples of relevant postings would include, but not be
>limited to, the following subjects:
> 
>* Bug reports
>* Inferno software announcements
>* Reviews of Inferno as compared to other operating systems
>* Suggestions for Inferno developers
>* Requests for help from new Inferno users
>
>The newsgroup is not moderated, but messages that qualify as net
>abuse according to the standards established in
>news.admin.net-abuse.misc are subject to deletion. This includes
>make-money-fast messages, Shergold card requests and messages that
>exceed the Breidbart Index regarding excessive multiple postings.
> 
>END CHARTER:comp.os.inferno.
> 
>CHARTER: comp.lang.limbo
> 
>The comp.lang.limbo newsgroup is devoted to discussions of the
>Limbo programming language, developed by Bell Labs for use with
>the Inferno operating system, and related issues.
> 
>Examples of relevant postings would include, but not be
>limited to, the following subjects:
> 
>* Bug reports
>* Announcements of software written with Limbo
>* Examples of Limbo code
>* Suggestions for Limbo developers
>* Requests for help from new Limbo programmers
>
>The newsgroup is not moderated, but messages that qualify as net
>abuse according to the standards established in
>news.admin.net-abuse.misc are subject to deletion. This includes
>make-money-fast messages, Shergold card requests and messages that
>exceed the Breidbart Index regarding excessive multiple postings.
> 
>END CHARTER:comp.os.inferno.
> 
>PROCEDURE:
> 
>This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this
>phase of the process, any potential problems with the proposed
>newsgroup 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) will be posted by a neutral vote taker.
>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.
> 
>DISTRIBUTION:
> 
>This RFD has been posted to to the following newsgroups:
> 
>  comp.lang.java.misc, comp.lang.java.advocacy, comp.os.plan9,
>  news.groups, news.announce.newgroups
> 
>and the following mailing list:
>
>  inferno@interstice.com (mailing list on Inferno OS)
>        subscribe via: majordomo@interstice.com
>        ('subscribe inferno' in body)
>-
>Proponent: Rogers Cadenhead <rogers@prefect.com>
>
>
>
>
>
                        Ted
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