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Theory ( comp.databases.theory )
 
From [email protected] Sat Apr  4 02:42:44 1992
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Maybe the time has come to set up another database newsgroup.  The
trouble with COMP.DATABASES is twofold.  Firstly the volume of stuff
posted makes it impossible to read it all, expecially when time is
limited, and secondly, from my point of view (and I suspect others)
most of the postings are too much problem solving ("I've got this
problem with Oracle") and not enough discussion.

How about the following:
	COMP.DATABASE		-	as now
	COMP.DATABASE.THEORY	-	discussion of db theory and paradigms
	COMP.DATABASE.AI        \      
		or               -      discussion of expert databases etc.
	COMP.AI.DATABASE	/	  (if sufficient demand)

John Roddick 
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From [email protected] Sat Apr  4 03:26:07 1992
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CALL FOR VOTES: comp.database.theory

STATUS:         Unmoderated

CHARTER:        Discussion of topics relating to advances in database
                technology including debate on theoretical, prototypical
                and performance aspects of Database Systems, Data Modelling
                and Logical and Physical Database Design.

NOTE:           Specifically excluded are discussions relating to
                implemented DBMS whether commercial or not.

RATIONALE:      The RFD showed two failings of the COMP.DATABASE newsgroup
                which this group will attempt to remedy.

                a.  The number of postings prohibits reading of all the
                    information posted.
                b.  The relevance of many of the postings is limited.

                Note that this is NOT designed to compete with or replace
                the dbworld mailing list.  Clearly calls for papers etc.
                will probably be posted to both. 

MECHANICS:      This vote will run from the time of posting through to 
                23:59 GMT Sunday, 12 April 1992.  Only votes received by
                email as specified below will be counted.  If the vote 
                for the group passes by the usual criteria of 100 more 
                YES than NO and twice as many YES as NO votes, then the
                group will be created.

                Votes and result will be acknowledged en masse in a 
                posting on Wednesday, 22 April 1992.
        
CASTING VOTES:  Send email to:
                   
                [email protected]
                
                        Stating either:
                   
                I vote FOR the proposal to set up COMP.DATABASE.THEORY     
          
                        or
                I vote AGAINST the proposal to set up COMP.DATABASE.THEORY
-- 
John Roddick                               | Ph:  (08) 302 3463
School of Computer and Information Science | Itn: +61 8 302 3463
University of South Australia              | Fax: (08) 302 3381
THE LEVELS      SA 5095                    | Net: [email protected]

From [email protected] Sat Apr  4 03:31:32 1992
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.databases
From: [email protected] (John Roddick)
Subject: 2nd CFV: comp.databases.theory
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2ND CALL FOR VOTES: comp.databases.theory

STATUS:         Unmoderated

CHARTER:        Discussion of topics relating to advances in database
                technology including debate on theoretical, prototypical
                and performance aspects of Database Systems, Data Modelling
                and Logical and Physical Database Design.

NOTE:           Specifically excluded are discussions relating to
                implemented DBMS whether commercial or not.

RATIONALE:      The RFD showed two failings of the COMP.DATABASES newsgroup
                which this group will attempt to remedy.

                a.  The number of postings prohibits reading of all the
                    information posted.
                b.  The relevance of many of the postings is limited.

                Note that this is NOT designed to compete with or replace
                the dbworld mailing list.  Clearly calls for papers etc.
                will probably be posted to both. 

MECHANICS:      This vote will run from the time of posting through to 
                23:59 GMT Sunday, 12 April 1992.  Only votes received by
                email as specified below will be counted.  If the vote 
                for the group passes by the usual criteria of 100 more 
                YES than NO and twice as many YES as NO votes, then the
                group will be created.

                Votes and result will be acknowledged en masse in a 
                posting on Wednesday, 22 April 1992.
        
CASTING VOTES:  Send email to:
                   
                [email protected]
                
                        Stating either:
                   
                I vote FOR the proposal to set up COMP.DATABASES.THEORY     
                        or
                I vote AGAINST the proposal to set up COMP.DATABASES.THEORY
-- 
John Roddick                               | Ph:  (08) 302 3463
School of Computer and Information Science | Itn: +61 8 302 3463
University of South Australia              | Fax: (08) 302 3381
THE LEVELS      SA 5095                    | Net: [email protected]

From [email protected] Sun Apr 19 21:58:57 1992
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Subject: RESULT:  comp.databases.theory passes 208: 14
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VOTE RESULT:    COMP.DATABASES.THEORY PASSES

VOTING:		FOR:	      208
		AGAINST:       14

STATUS:         Unmoderated

CHARTER:        Discussion of topics relating to advances in database
                technology including debate on theoretical, prototypical
                and performance aspects of Database Systems, Data Modelling
                and Logical and Physical Database Design. Specifically 
		excluded are discussions relating to implemented DBMS 
		whether commercial or not.

The Newsgroup will be set up after the five day period has elapsed.

Thanks to everyone who voted.  

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VOTE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

                                  VOTES FOR
                                  =========
   
    	Voter					Date of Receipt of Vote
					       (Australian Central Time)

[email protected]  			3-APR-1992 11:40:32.76
[email protected] 			24-MAR-1992 05:23:58.88
[email protected] 		20-MAR-1992 05:16:22.43
[email protected]  Arno Siebes 		16-MAR-1992 22:11:44.99
[email protected]  B.J.King 		26-MAR-1992 10:10:21.71
[email protected]  Steve Eastman	14-MAR-1992 05:45:52.25
[email protected] 		18-MAR-1992 03:11:55.41
[email protected] 		21-MAR-1992 04:22:39.36
[email protected]  		1-APR-1992 03:30:48.10
[email protected] 				28-MAR-1992 07:40:41.43
[email protected] 			17-MAR-1992 04:57:02.09
[email protected]  Eric Dujardin		15-MAR-1992 13:51:33.02
[email protected] 		20-MAR-1992 05:15:59.21
[email protected]      			28-MAR-1992 12:18:51.66
[email protected] 				25-MAR-1992 17:58:16.54
[email protected]		14-MAR-1992 05:22:52.51
[email protected] 				29-MAR-1992 09:52:40.01
[email protected] 				17-MAR-1992 08:16:53.68
[email protected] 	16-MAR-1992 21:52:39.98
[email protected]  Albert Burger	 	27-MAR-1992 20:06:59.76
[email protected]  john ackley 		24-MAR-1992 21:35:26.09
[email protected]  Alan D. Cabrera 		18-MAR-1992 01:11:43.97
[email protected]  a.e.mossberg 	28-MAR-1992 04:44:51.53
[email protected]  Alexandre Lefebvre 	16-MAR-1992 10:28:10.57
[email protected]  Aki Fleshler 			24-MAR-1992 08:20:16.50
[email protected] 			15-MAR-1992 00:21:18.38
[email protected]  Allan Cobb 			23-MAR-1992 06:16:13.25
[email protected]  Alvaro Fernandes 	31-MAR-1992 22:07:02.62
[email protected] 				14-MAR-1992 04:36:29.71
[email protected] 			31-MAR-1992 04:49:22.50
[email protected] 				16-MAR-1992 20:26:54.07
[email protected] 			30-MAR-1992 11:57:51.87
[email protected] 				15-MAR-1992 16:26:19.69
[email protected]  B.	20-MAR-1992 05:14:58.07
[email protected] 		31-MAR-1992 01:05:14.50
[email protected]  Nagabhushan Beeram 	16-MAR-1992 15:26:18.18
[email protected]  Bengt Larsson 		18-MAR-1992 04:22:30.02
[email protected]  Beverly Seavey 	24-MAR-1992 09:44:12.43
[email protected] 			15-MAR-1992 03:42:03.09
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[email protected] 			18-MAR-1992 07:48:48.94
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[email protected] 			24-MAR-1992 07:21:02.42
[email protected] 				18-MAR-1992 05:40:33.94
[email protected]  				3-APR-1992 03:28:50.84
[email protected]  				24-MAR-1992 13:16:47.64
[email protected] 				14-MAR-1992 04:50:20.56
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[email protected] 					24-MAR-1992 05:01:32.66
[email protected] 		     		27-MAR-1992 17:17:04.11
[email protected] 				17-MAR-1992 05:05:38.87
[email protected]  Enrique Cortes-Rello 17-MAR-1992 09:14:10.16
[email protected]  F. Terenas    		28-MAR-1992 12:19:20.58
[email protected]  Kristian Damm Jensen 		15-MAR-1992 01:59:06.02
[email protected]  Kim Chung Chan 	16-MAR-1992 21:52:34.02
[email protected] 				21-MAR-1992 03:11:03.68
[email protected] 				14-MAR-1992 04:22:00.13
[email protected] 				14-MAR-1992 03:25:41.96
[email protected]  David Hansen 		14-MAR-1992 03:20:28.85
[email protected]  Dharanidharan.R 	16-MAR-1992 12:41:45.52
[email protected] 			17-MAR-1992 01:37:52.30
[email protected] 			14-MAR-1992 12:07:07.76
[email protected]  Dominik Lukes 	16-MAR-1992 10:59:15.55
[email protected]  David Kinny 			16-MAR-1992 12:36:51.43
[email protected] 	    		26-MAR-1992 11:54:12.75
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[email protected]			19-MAR-1992 10:47:20.90
[email protected] 				16-MAR-1992 13:30:45.77
[email protected]		6-APR-1992 10:16:36.95
[email protected]		20-MAR-1992 03:55:29.60
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[email protected] 				30-MAR-1992 09:04:10.66
[email protected] 			14-MAR-1992 06:41:15.36
[email protected]  Andreas Geppert 		26-MAR-1992 21:11:54.00
[email protected]  Gill Dobbie 		24-MAR-1992 14:10:26.10
[email protected] 				24-MAR-1992 10:00:45.77
[email protected]  Glenn Paulley 	14-MAR-1992 04:34:32.03
[email protected] 		      		25-MAR-1992 08:47:41.49
gregk@hadar.fai.com 				18-MAR-1992 08:58:59.03
grossman@eola.cs.ucf.edu 			17-MAR-1992 08:17:01.19
gsp@mlb.semi.harris.com 			18-MAR-1992 00:18:19.40
gtx!anasaz!qip.briand@sunburn.West  		29-MAR-1992 10:46:28.68
guenther@ifs.univie.ac.at 	       		27-MAR-1992 05:45:32.44
gus@plains.NoDak.edu  jim gustafson 		15-MAR-1992 16:09:21.56
hall@sweetpea.jsc.nasa.gov  Philip Hall		19-MAR-1992 09:31:02.24
hansp@cs.ruu.nl 		   		25-MAR-1992 19:13:35.49
haraty@plains.NoDak.edu  Ramzi Ahmad Haraty 	16-MAR-1992 02:27:09.26
hasegawa@csg.kddlabs.co.jp  Toru Hasegawa 	17-MAR-1992 12:27:31.08
holger@vmars.vmars.tuwien.ac.at 		18-MAR-1992 02:14:33.77
huelsman@ips.cs.tu-bs.de 			23-MAR-1992 21:05:49.36
hugh%fivegl.co.nz@mercury.gen.nz 		18-MAR-1992 03:34:41.07
infmx!cougar!johnl@uunet.uu.net 		20-MAR-1992 05:26:52.83
itmaxm!henry@uunet.uu.net 			20-MAR-1992 03:33:25.47
jack@dcs.glasgow.ac.uk  Jack Campin 		16-MAR-1992 10:59:00.64
jat@goanna.cs.rmit.OZ.AU  JAMES THOM 		16-MAR-1992 11:05:14.14
jdevans@Athena.MIT.EDU 				24-MAR-1992 09:16:02.03
jgraves@eng.auburn.edu  Jeff Graves 		18-MAR-1992 14:15:54.21
jlopes@dcs.glasgow.ac.uk  			26-MAR-1992 23:33:58.29
jmullin@cs.ualberta.ca  James K. Mullin 	14-MAR-1992 07:34:52.56
jng@jax.org 					15-MAR-1992 05:10:24.49
john.roddick@levels.unisa.edu.au  John Roddick	16-MAR-1992 11:57:55.99
johnk@gordian.com 				17-MAR-1992 11:33:22.96
joseph@asl.dl.nec.com 				14-MAR-1992 06:52:45.14
jprovo@gnu.ai.mit.edu 				23-MAR-1992 11:02:18.03
jrc@concurrent.co.uk  John Connett 		17-MAR-1992 03:15:08.60
jrogers@cis.udel.edu  James Rogers 		14-MAR-1992 04:50:15.78
jsb@odi.com 			   		25-MAR-1992 10:48:56.52
jsteele@netcom.com 				14-MAR-1992 06:52:58.04
jungclau@ips.cs.tu-bs.de 			23-MAR-1992 21:46:05.19
kaliappa@plains.NoDak.edu  Kaliappan Shekar 	16-MAR-1992 02:12:17.15
karger@Theory.Stanford.EDU  David Karger 	14-MAR-1992 09:32:29.69
kaufmann@inf.ethz.ch 		     		24-MAR-1992 18:00:26.43
kean@cs.ubc.ca  Alex Kean 			17-MAR-1992 04:24:15.61
ken@welchgate.welch.jhu.edu 			15-MAR-1992 05:22:27.53
kent@unx.sas.com  Paul Kent 			14-MAR-1992 04:51:06.68
kitchel@octopus.dpsi.com  Sidney W. Kitchel 	24-MAR-1992 05:04:15.44
kjr@cs.uta.fi  					3-APR-1992 04:32:30.06
kleist@babel.nemesis.se 			16-MAR-1992 06:12:08.97
kodali@plains.NoDak.edu  Paparao Kodali 	16-MAR-1992 03:09:59.38
koestler@informatik.tu-muenchen.de  G. Koestler	18-MAR-1992 02:19:05.17
kosky@saul.cis.upenn.edu 			17-MAR-1992 09:24:52.49
krisna@cs.wisc.edu 				15-MAR-1992 04:21:39.69
kscott@plains.NoDak.edu  Kirk Scott 		16-MAR-1992 03:55:30.40
kslarsen@daimi.aau.dk 				16-MAR-1992 19:34:08.32
landers@vulcan.mgmt.purdue.edu			25-MAR-1992 08:27:50.40
laura@jax.org 					25-MAR-1992 08:26:08.54
lawley@cs.mu.oz.au 				16-MAR-1992 11:41:24.54
lell@dec2.wu-wien.ac.at 			26-MAR-1992 20:23:11.28
leo@futon.SFSU.EDU 				17-MAR-1992 08:51:56.39
levy@CS.Stanford.EDU  Alon Y. Levy 		14-MAR-1992 08:28:03.89
libkin@saul.cis.upenn.edu 			17-MAR-1992 05:11:59.35
linimon@nominil.lonestar.org 	   		26-MAR-1992 03:58:16.67
lowry@watson.ibm.com 				14-MAR-1992 04:50:25.50
mao@postgres.Berkeley.EDU 			29-MAR-1992 10:06:59.90
marier@blkcmb.zso.dec.com 			21-MAR-1992 06:14:44.72
matwood%peruvian@cs.utah.edu 			14-MAR-1992 07:17:07.92
mccabep@LONEX.RL.AF.MIL 	     		25-MAR-1992 09:11:07.01
mccann@plains.NoDak.edu  Lester I. McCann 	16-MAR-1992 01:28:40.18
meyden@spectrum.cs.unsw.oz.au 			16-MAR-1992 13:27:53.84
mike@inftec.be 					24-MAR-1992 09:33:02.50
minch@lotka.Stanford.EDU 			14-MAR-1992 05:33:12.95
mmarolda@sugar.NeoSoft.Com 			15-MAR-1992 04:31:46.31
mpeppler@itf0.itf.ch 				16-MAR-1992 18:24:15.74
newsadm.pad@sni.de  Martin Boening 		26-MAR-1992 04:57:10.31
nirad@newdelphi.ceu.uq.oz.au 			25-MAR-1992 12:24:50.40
nkris@sbcs.sunysb.edu 				14-MAR-1992 05:45:59.23
npngps@solomon.technet.sg 	       		25-MAR-1992 09:47:47.06
nv90-mho@nada.kth.se 				14-MAR-1992 10:06:09.88
on@uta.fi 					16-MAR-1992 23:05:35.52       
otis@opal.idbsu.edu  Otis Kenny 		14-MAR-1992 07:39:15.17
paixao@ug.cs.dal.ca  Nuno Paixao 		14-MAR-1992 06:09:38.27
pak2@base.bellcore.com  Paul Kupersmith 	14-MAR-1992 04:22:00.18
panda@plains.NoDak.edu  Brajendra Panda		27-MAR-1992 03:04:42.06
paul@cs.keele.ac.uk  Paul Singleton 		20-MAR-1992 05:15:14.24
paulr@info.win.tue.nl 				25-MAR-1992 17:58:42.92
pc30@cunixb.cc.columbia.edu  Po Shan Cheah 	14-MAR-1992 08:14:11.11
phred@well.sf.ca.us  Fred Heutte   		25-MAR-1992 08:26:15.80
pthomsen@us.oracle.com 				18-MAR-1992 03:02:09.26
pturner@ie.oracle.com  Paul Turner	 	26-MAR-1992 08:28:47.57
raghavav@cs.rpi.edu 				24-MAR-1992 03:55:17.10
ranft@gate.fzi.de  Michael Ranft 		17-MAR-1992 00:48:53.16
reinpost@info.win.tue.nl 			17-MAR-1992 03:21:39.35
renato@arbee.b17a.ingr.com 			17-MAR-1992 02:16:48.23
richardc@mentor.cc.purdue.edu 			20-MAR-1992 15:14:43.76
rjc@oghma.ocunix.on.ca  Robert J Carter 	17-MAR-1992 05:01:34.73
rkraga01@starbase.spd.louisville.edu		25-MAR-1992 23:46:29.23
rogerp@amgen.com 				24-MAR-1992 07:57:43.60
root@qss.spk.wa.us  				1-APR-1992 18:51:04.43
rossix!spock.dnet!steveth@fernwood.mpk.ca.us	19-MAR-1992 05:42:35.67
rsalz@uunet.uu.net 		    		29-MAR-1992 11:36:28.81
rubi@lgc.com 					17-MAR-1992 05:10:25.81
russp@sequent.com  Russell Palmer 		16-MAR-1992 21:39:26.29
rys@inf.ethz.ch 				25-MAR-1992 19:16:34.34
schreib@gate.fzi.de  Hartmut Schreiber 		14-MAR-1992 05:30:57.84
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seidel@puma.sri.com 				14-MAR-1992 03:35:20.29
shaibal@shell.com  Shaibal Roy 			28-MAR-1992 14:23:34.20
shaneb@auzodt3@rand.mel.cocam.oz.au 		25-MAR-1992 15:52:49.94
shu@cs.purdue.edu 				10-APR-1992 00:43:16.07
sjoberg@dcs.glasgow.ac.uk  Dag Sjoberg 		16-MAR-1992 10:59:06.42
smcdonou@polyslo.csc.calpoly.edu 		17-MAR-1992 05:43:20.91
spiff@caligula.his.se 				24-MAR-1992 16:34:10.97
srogers@tad.eds.com 				18-MAR-1992 10:51:05.06
stefans@coduck.w.open.de 			26-MAR-1992 13:24:44.75
sto@hutcs.cs.hut.fi  Seppo T|rm{ 		17-MAR-1992 00:33:15.55
thodoros@ai.toronto.edu  Thodoros Topaloglou 	17-MAR-1992 01:01:17.15
thomasg@epx.hscs.umn.edu 			14-MAR-1992 06:30:17.61
thureen@cobber.cord.edu  Dan Thureen 		16-MAR-1992 16:26:27.10
tosh!starta@asuvax.eas.asu.edu 	       		25-MAR-1992 09:32:13.45
uvmark!todd@merk.Levels.UniSA.Edu.Au 		25-MAR-1992 08:26:01.41
vdbuss@bigeye.cs.indiana.edu  			24-MAR-1992 08:33:05.86
venkatar@cs.wisc.edu 				24-MAR-1992 04:36:28.65
vicki@kelso.rsmas.miami.edu 			17-MAR-1992 03:05:37.45
viking@iastate.edu 				14-MAR-1992 03:52:03.03
voronkov@ecrc.de  Andrei Voronkov 		25-MAR-1992 07:46:14.43
w@appendix.cadlab.de  Wilfried Fox 		27-MAR-1992 16:53:45.75
wald@ASC.SLB.COM	 			21-MAR-1992 05:04:39.61
wald@theory.lcs.mit.edu 			25-MAR-1992 08:25:41.67
walter@ira.uka.de  Hans-Dirk Walter		25-MAR-1992 22:54:05.66
wchen@seas.smu.edu 				24-MAR-1992 07:18:12.63
weems@cse.uta.edu 				24-MAR-1992 06:53:30.29
werasak@spectrum.cs.unsw.oz.au 	       		23-MAR-1992 20:22:06.03
whitney@blue.rtsg.mot.com 			31-MAR-1992 04:22:17.03
winfrms@dutiws.tudelft.nl  R.J.Mersel		18-MAR-1992 06:22:00.00
wwang@iss.nus.sg 				16-MAR-1992 12:50:20.15
yan@indetech.com  				1-APR-1992 06:22:15.75
zapp@silver.cs.UManitoba.CA  Michael Zapp 	14-MAR-1992 04:58:00.81


                                VOTES AGAINST
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	Voter					Date of Receipt of Vote
					       (Australian Central Time)

NEWBILL@macc.wisc.edu  John Heim 		14-MAR-1992 05:32:33.52
bem@residents.fr.mugnet.org  			1-APR-1992 09:26:45.11
cdr@kpc.com  					7-APR-1992 09:08:30.10
chip@chinacat.unicom.com 			16-MAR-1992 07:16:30.30
cutler!john@CS.ORST.EDU  John E. Babbitt Jr. 	17-MAR-1992 06:32:43.74
emcguire@ccad.uiowa.edu 			17-MAR-1992 06:35:59.96
jgd@csd4.csd.uwm.edu  John G Dobnick  		6-APR-1992 08:42:44.19
mehta@ucunix.san.uc.EDU		 		18-MAR-1992 04:32:31.78
normb@techbook.com 				16-MAR-1992 11:36:27.03
rbw00@juts.ccc.amdahl.com 			15-MAR-1992 08:08:36.40
rick@CRICK.SSCTR.bcm.tmc.edu 			14-MAR-1992 09:21:21.18
snielsen@computer-science.strathclyde.ac.uk	28-MAR-1992 12:18:36.19
walt@mathcs.emory.edu 				10-APR-1992 23:42:15.37
wgs@trac3000.ueci.com	Walter Scheipe		25-MAR-1992 00:30:10.99
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From John.Roddick@levels.unisa.edu.au Tue Sep 12 10:42:42 1995
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Maybe the time has come to set up another database newsgroup.  The
trouble with COMP.DATABASES is twofold.  Firstly the volume of stuff
posted makes it impossible to read it all, expecially when time is
limited, and secondly, from my point of view (and I suspect others)
most of the postings are too much problem solving ("I've got this
problem with Oracle") and not enough discussion.

How about the following:
	COMP.DATABASE		-	as now
	COMP.DATABASE.THEORY	-	discussion of db theory and paradigms
	COMP.DATABASE.AI        \      
		or               -      discussion of expert databases etc.
	COMP.AI.DATABASE	/	  (if sufficient demand)

John Roddick 
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Subject: CFV:  comp.databases.theory
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CALL FOR VOTES: comp.database.theory

STATUS:         Unmoderated

CHARTER:        Discussion of topics relating to advances in database
                technology including debate on theoretical, prototypical
                and performance aspects of Database Systems, Data Modelling
                and Logical and Physical Database Design.

NOTE:           Specifically excluded are discussions relating to
                implemented DBMS whether commercial or not.

RATIONALE:      The RFD showed two failings of the COMP.DATABASE newsgroup
                which this group will attempt to remedy.

                a.  The number of postings prohibits reading of all the
                    information posted.
                b.  The relevance of many of the postings is limited.

                Note that this is NOT designed to compete with or replace
                the dbworld mailing list.  Clearly calls for papers etc.
                will probably be posted to both. 

MECHANICS:      This vote will run from the time of posting through to 
                23:59 GMT Sunday, 12 April 1992.  Only votes received by
                email as specified below will be counted.  If the vote 
                for the group passes by the usual criteria of 100 more 
                YES than NO and twice as many YES as NO votes, then the
                group will be created.

                Votes and result will be acknowledged en masse in a 
                posting on Wednesday, 22 April 1992.
        
CASTING VOTES:  Send email to:
                   
                DBSRG@levels.unisa.edu.AU
                
                        Stating either:
                   
                I vote FOR the proposal to set up COMP.DATABASE.THEORY     
          
                        or
                I vote AGAINST the proposal to set up COMP.DATABASE.THEORY
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John Roddick                               | Ph:  (08) 302 3463
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University of South Australia              | Fax: (08) 302 3381
THE LEVELS      SA 5095                    | Net: majfr@levels.unisa.edu.AU

 
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