[META-SIG] CFV: comp.lang.python.announce

Jim Davis James J. Davis" <jjd@primenet.com
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 08:08:39 -0700 (MST)


                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
              moderated group comp.lang.python.announce

Newsgroups line:
comp.lang.python.announce	Announcements about the Python language. (Moderated)

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them before voting.  If you have questions about the voting process,
ask the votetaker.

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the votetaker, and it is not to be placed on the World Wide Web.  Ballots
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Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 6 Mar 1998.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions
about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: Markus Fleck <fleck@informatik.uni-bonn.de>
Votetaker: Jim Davis <jjd@primenet.com>

RATIONALE: comp.lang.python.announce

Traffic on comp.lang.python has grown to the point where readers would
benefit from a separate newsgroup just for announcements.  Moderating
the newsgroup would ensure that it was low-volume.  General discussion
of Python would continue on the unmoderated newsgroup comp.lang.python.

CHARTER: comp.lang.python.announce

Comp.lang.python.announce is a moderated, low-volume newsgroup for
announcements regarding the Python programming language, including:

  - new releases of the core distribution and contributed software
  - events (user group meetings, conferences, training, etc.)
  - periodic postings (FAQs)
  - other items of general interest to the Python community

This is not a discussion group.  Posts are expected to have
Followup-To: headers set to "poster" or an appropriate newsgroup;
posts that omit this header will have a Followup-To: comp.lang.python
inserted by the moderator.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: comp.lang.python.announce

Moderator: Vladimir Ulogov <gandalf@lgcit.com>
Moderator: Markus Fleck <fleck@informatik.uni-bonn.de>
Administrative contact address: python-announce@python.org
Article submission address: python-announce@python.org

END MODERATOR INFO.

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This CFV was created with uvpq 1.0 (Jun 10 1997).
PQ datestamp: 980110




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