Re: an Idea for a new WWW disc. group

Tim Berners-Lee (
Fri, 5 Feb 93 10:47:34 +0100

> 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