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CFV: comp.os.inferno

                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                  unmoderated group comp.os.inferno

Newsgroups line:
comp.os.inferno		The Inferno network operating system from Lucent.

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.  Do not distribute this CFV or the
information contained in it in any form without the votetaker's permission.

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>
Votetaker: Jani Patokallio <jpatokal@alpha.hut.fi>

RATIONALE: comp.os.inferno

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.

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.



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In addition to the groups named in the Newsgroups: header, the CFV
and the eventual RESULT posts will be mailed to these mailing lists:

    inferno <inferno@interstice.com>

Jani Patokallio <jpatokal@alpha.hut.fi>
Voting address: <voting@hut.fi>