REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group comp.windows.x.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.windows.x.announce X Window System announcements. (Moderated)
CHARTER OF COMP.WINDOWS.X.ANNOUNCE
This group will be moderated by the staff of X Consortium, Inc.
Traffic will be limited to major X announcements, such as the
Public Review of a proposed X Consortium standard
Adoption of a new X Consortium standard
Upcoming public X conferences, exhibitions, or meetings
A new release of a major public system, toolkit, or application
A major patch or modification to X software
The moderator will reject messages on these subjects:
Adverti *** ts for commercial products
Questions about anything
There is a two-way gateway between comp.windows.x.announce and the
mailing list XXXX@XXXXX.COM . Messages appearing here will also
appear on the mailing list XXXX@XXXXX.COM (but NOT on the newsgroup
It is intended that traffic will be low enough that everyone with any
interest in X will subscribe.
HISTORY OF THE GROUP:
comp.windows.x.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 602:18 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 22 Jun 1994.
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.windows.x.announce are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group
For more information on the MVI process, please see
2009-10-29 First probe post
2010-01-10 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-01-24 1st RFD