Moderator Vacancy Investigation: comp.std.wireless

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Alexander Bartolich

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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group comp.std.wireless

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup comp.std.wireless 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 instal-
lation 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 good.

RATIONALE:

Probe posts showed no result. According to Google's archive the last
regular post was approved on 2005-10-15.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.std.wireless Examining standards for wireless network technology. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.std.wireless
comp.std.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.STD.WIRELESS

The primary goal of this newsgroup would be to to promote consistency and
mutual awareness between existing committees (e.g., IEEE 802.11 and ETSI
RES-10) and any future committees. The newsgroup would expedite their
deliberations by providing a convenient forum for technical discussion between
their scheduled meetings. Additionally, the open nature of the newsgroup would
help the standardization process by allowing people not normally connected with
the standards groups to provide their input. The newsgroup would have no
official standing with any standards group or other organization.

A secondary goal would be to explore applications for wireless network
technology. The emerging standards must, after all, correctly anticipate
these applications.

Acceptable Postings:
Any questions, comments, results, or suggestions which are
related to any of the existing committees discussing wireless
technologies. This can include, but is not limited to,
current research, development or general applications of
wireless networks.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.std.wireless is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 182:12 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 11 June 1993.

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

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

http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:mvi

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-24 First probe post
2010-04-04 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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Alexander Bartolich

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Apr 19, 2010, 12:03:53 PM4/19/10
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group comp.std.wireless

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.std.wireless.

RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.std.wireless
comp.std.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.STD.WIRELESS

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should


subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads
in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to
news.groups.proposals.

In the course of the removal process four formal announcements are posted
(MVI, 1st RFD, 2nd RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the
process the B8MB will vote on the issue.

Available options for comp.std.wireless are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVI process, please see

http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:mvi

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-24 First probe post
2010-04-04 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

2010-04-19 1st RFD

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Alexander Bartolich

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May 3, 2010, 7:29:19 PM5/3/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.std.wireless
comp.std.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.STD.WIRELESS

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:mvi

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-05-03 2nd RFD

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Big-8 Management Board

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May 17, 2010, 7:06:28 PM5/17/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.std.wireless
comp.std.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.STD.WIRELESS

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:mvi

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-05-17 LCC

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Big-8 Management Board

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May 26, 2010, 5:50:14 PM5/26/10
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RESULT
comp.std.wireless will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2010-05-17 initiated a five-day
period for final comments. Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by vote to remove moderated group
comp.std.wireless.

Vote results (yes-no-abstain): 10-0-0

RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.std.wireless
comp.std.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.STD.WIRELESS

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-24 First probe post
2010-04-04 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-04-19 1st RFD
2010-05-03 2nd RFD
2010-05-17 LCC

2010-05-26 RESULT

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