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creating a newsgroup
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: creating a newsgroup
- From: Steve Morris <smorris at xionics dot com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 14:43:30 -0400 (EDT)
- References: <35C236D4.1FED@mci.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Only one person has expressed interest in joining a list to discuss creating a
newsgroup. That is one less than my threshold for creating such a list. So far
newsgroup creation is dying of apathy. If there is no nore interest than this
it should die of apathy.
Going once ...
Steve Morris writes:
> > I think the best thing would be if someone took the time to add a
> > Cygwin32 group in the appropriate place in the comp. hierarchy. Once
> > the approval process was taken care of, we'd have a mailing list and a
> > newsgroup.
> > Unfortunately, I do not have the time to deal with starting a
> > newsgroup for Cygwin32 although I think it's a great idea...
> If the list is small (< 30 people) I would be glad to maintain a list for such
> a discussion. The reason it can only be a small list is that I don't run list
> servers and I would have to maintain the list by hand. (I basically run raw
> I suggest that anyone interested in this general topic of starting a
> newsgroup, and is willing and interested in participating in initial
> discussions send me mail at email@example.com. If more than two people respond
> I'll start the list.
> The purpose of the list would be initial discussions about appropriate
> strategy, mostly to educate each outher on how it is done. If we move forward
> it would also be a place to coordinate efforts and make sure the T's get
> crossed and I's dotted. Actual debate about the name and necessity of such a
> group would happen in the appropriate public forums designated for that
> purpose. Voting would also happen in the standard public way with
> announcements going to this and other interested groups.
> On the other hand it would be really nice if cygnus could do this (create a
> list) with a real server.
> FYI: Technically newsgroup creation is a public processed not owned by the
> interested parties. I.e a group could be created against the wishes of this
> group and Cygnus. They get the same number of votes that anyone else does.
> >From a practical point of view most mof us would would vote with the leaders
> on this list since such a newsgroup would be useless without them.
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