This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup comp.os.research is not functioning, and may have
been abandoned by its moderator(s).
This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function,
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and
installation of a new moderator. In practice, the Big-8 Management
Board considers the third alternative -- changing the status of the
group from moderated to unmoderated -- as likely to cause more harm than
comp.os.research Operating systems and related areas. (Moderated)
Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces. Recent articles are in
the newsgroup because the moderator of a different moderated newsgroup
approved them. The last non-crossposted article dates from 2006.
CHARTER: Not available.
HISTORY OF THE GROUP:
This newsgroup is related to one of the original moderated newsgroups,
mod.os. For many years it was a rich source of material on basic
operating system principles and research. It was moderately active
until mid-2006, although FAQs were last updated in mid 1990s.
PROPONENT: Steve Bonine <s...@pobox.com>
Those who wish to comment on this moderator vacancy investigation should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant
threads in that newsgroup. To this end, the followup header of this MVI
has been set to news.groups.proposals.
For more information on the MVI process, please see
12 June 2011: Moderator Vacancy Investigation