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RESULTS: newsgroup creation straw poll.
In one week of voting I got 42 responses, 5 NO and 38 YES. I interpret this as
enough interest to move forward but not enough to guarantee a win when a real
vote comes up.
I think the process will go as follows:
o - A group of people willing to help the process is discussing it in
Michael's new mailing list (thanks Michael.) There are 4 or 5 people
subscribed or intending to subscribe.
o - The select group (self selected group?) is looking at newsgroup creation
documents to familiarize ourselves with the proceedure.
o - The select group will make a first pass at an RFD (Request For Discussion)
and post it here for preliminary discussion.
o - Assuming it doesn't get totally shot down, a revised RFD will be formally
posted to all the correct places (news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,
o - The formal discussion will take place on news.groups.
o - What will be will be, i.e. we will follow the process, possibly
resubmitting the RDF to respond to suggestions etc. kicking off the CFV
o - The will of the people will prevail. Isn't democracy wonderful.
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