REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group comp.lang.java.announce
This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.
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comp.lang.java.announce Announcements re the Java System. (Moderated)
CHARTER OF COMP.LANG.JAVA.ANNOUNCE
This moderated, low-volume group is for Java-related announcements,
o new releases of software
(compilers, development kits, browsers, etc.)
o new publicly accessible applets
o events (user group meetings, conferences, etc.)
o new packages or announcements of official specification changes.
This is not a discussion group (posts that are likely to generate
discussion should have follow-ups set to one of the other Java groups).
The intent of moderation is to ensure this is a low-noise group, and to
prevent excessive advertising by any single company. Posts announcing
commercial products are acceptable, providing they are kept to a
It is not appropriate to post binary classfiles or long source listings
on any of these groups. Instead, the post should reference a WWW or FTP
site (short source snippets to demonstrate a particular point or problem
HISTORY OF THE GROUP:
comp.lang.java.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 491:38 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 11 Jun 1996.
Alexander Bartolich < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads
in that newsgroup.
To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to
In the course of the removal process four formal announcements are posted
(MVI, 1st RFD, 2nd RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the
process the B8MB will vote on the issue.
Available options for comp.lang.java.announce are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group
For more information on the MVI process, please see
2010-01-19 Probe post
2010-01-24 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-02-06 1st RFD
2010-02-21 2nd RFD