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Re: Inferno newsgroup proposal



count me on.

Grey

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> From: Rogers Cadenhead <rogers@prefect.com>
> To: inferno@interstice.com
> Subject: Inferno newsgroup proposal
> Date: Thursday, October 17, 1996 1:54 PM
> 
> 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>
> 
>