RFD : comp.lang.smalltalk.squeak

Swan, Dean Dean_Swan at Mitel.COM
Fri Apr 19 21:38:00 UTC 2002

This topic comes up every once-in-a while.  It seems that the consensus always comes up that the mailing list is the preferred format and news groups attract too much spam.  This would be my position as well.  The lists are archived, so those who don't wish to, or are unable to deal with the mail volume can go to the archives.

			-Dean Swan

-----Original Message-----
From: Samir Saidani [mailto:saidani at info.unicaen.fr]
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 4:25 PM
To: squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
Subject: RFD : comp.lang.smalltalk.squeak

Here is a proposal for creating a newsgroups. If all it's ok, i'll
send it to news.announce.newsgroups.
If you want to make some modifications, feel free to do it at :

Thanks to participate.

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
            unmoderated group comp.lang.smalltalk.squeak

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of a
world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup comp.lang.squeak. This is not
a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.  Procedural
details are below.

Newsgroup line:
comp.lang.smalltalk.squeak	Discussion related to squeak.

RATIONALE: comp.lang.smalltalk.squeak

Squeakers desire a forum for information related to the squeak
language. There have been multiple threads posted in
comp.lang.smalltalk.* groups and in squeak-dev list suggesting the
need for this new group.

CHARTER: comp.lang.smalltalk.squeak

This newsgroup exists for the free and open discussion related to
squeak. This includes, but is not limited to, squeak development,
squeak teaching, squeak bugs and goodies.



This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase
of the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroups
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) may be posted by a neutral vote taker if the discussion
warrants it.  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.


squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org,
squeak-fr at lists.squeakfoundation.org

Proponent: Samir Saidani (saidani at info.unicaen.fr)

Samir SAIDANI				
Doctorant en informatique 			web : http://www.info.unicaen.fr/~saidani
Universite de Caen - Laboratoire GREYC          tel : 02-31-56-74-30
Equipe SMILE - Campus II - 14032 Caen Cedex     fax : 02-31-56-76-30

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