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Subject: RFD: comp.os.inferno
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 17:30:00 GMT
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This is a copy of the request for discussion that should appear in
news.groups and other Usenet newsgroups within 7-10 days. If you want to
discuss it, the best place would be news.groups rather than the Inferno
mailing list.
                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                      unmoderated group comp.os.inferno
This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
comp.os.inferno newsgroup. 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)

Now that its developers kit is available on the World Wide Web,
the Inferno operating system should be considered for its own
discussion area on Usenet. Inferno was developed by Bell
Labs, the organization that pioneered both C and UNIX. The
Inferno mailing list is thriving, and Inferno continues
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 this newsgroup, as listed at the end of this
document, believe that Inferno has proven its suitability for
a new Usenet group.

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.
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.
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>
Proponent: Qusay H. Mahmoud <k3is@unbsj.ca>
Proponent: Grey <gangli@webzonecom.com>
Proponent: Eric Grosse <ehg@research.bell-labs.com>
Proponent: Jean-David Marrow <pachydrm@ix.netcom.com>
Proponent: Jerry Lee Pearson <jpearson@JLC.net>
Proponent: Piroz Mohseni <mohseni@lucent.com>