Re: an Idea for a new WWW disc. group

Tim Berners-Lee <>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 93 10:47:34 +0100
From: Tim Berners-Lee <>
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Subject: Re: an Idea for a new WWW disc. group

> Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1993 23:15:54 +0200
> From: Ari Lemmke <>

> 	1)	Someone has to write RFD (Request For Discussion) for
> 		c.i.w and c.i.w.i
> 	2)	post it to (or post it
> 		to moderated newsgroup news.announce.newgroups.
> 		Remember to add before your RFD text all the
> 		newsgroups you want the article to appear if
> 		you email it.
> 	3)	The discussion period is about 30 days, and
> 		should be in news.groups newsgroup.
> 	4)	Then if it's clear that such a newsgroup should
> 		be available you can write CFV (Call For Voting)
> 	5)	Take care you have other person as vote-taker,
> 		so you can make propaganda for your group (other
> 		than RFD ;-).

Ed volunteered to count votes, if someone elese would do the CFV.
He has set up vote counting machinery. Check with Ed. Are you there,  

> 	6)	The voting period is 21-31 days.
> 	7)	When the group passes, it takes 7 days until the
> 		group is created.
> 	8)	If the group does _not_ pass the next voting is
> 		allowed after 6 months.

> 	Material used for comp.os.linux saved in directory
> 	use FTP, gopher, or WWW (?). Or just read news.* groups
> 	to find out how they do it ...

URL:	file://

> 	Someone should put under WWW "How to create a new newsgroups"
> 	etc. docs .. ;-)

This is all in monthly postings to or somesuch.  
There is a pointer to that group in the web if you browsee throug the  

> 	Just do it !!! ;-)

Do check with Ed first or if you can't get him, mention in a preface  
to the moderator that you think that Ed sent in a CFD which got lost  
in the wash.  Groups which start with muddled different CFDs confuse  
people and are frowned on... 

> 	arl

 Tim Bl