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From [email protected] Tue Jul  7 14:29:33 1992
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From: [email protected] (David DeBry)
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Request For Discussion
----------------------

	This is a REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) concerning the creation
of the newsgroup comp.graphics.animation.  The newsgroup will be UNMODERATED.

	Several existing newsgroups cover topics that are small parts
of computer graphics animation, but no one group ties all these
together, or discusses several points that are unique to this medium.
Also, the use of computer animation has seen an incredible increase in
the past couple of years, and is now prevalent in everyday visual
media.  A forum for discussion and advancement of this topic is needed.



Proposed Charter
----------------

	comp.graphics.animation will be a newsgroup where discussion
of the techinical aspects and technique of computer animation will
take place.  This *DOES* include (but is not limited to) such topics
as:

	1] Hardware and software used for an end result of a computer
animated sequence.  These include modellers, renderers, animators, etc.

	2] Application of knowledge of other types of more "standard"
or "formal" animation to computer animation.

	3] Discussion of the technical aspects or techniques used to
generate existing computer animations.

	This *DOES NOT* include (and is not limited to) such topics as:

	1] "Did you see the computer animation in that new movie?  It
was nifty keen!"  Newsgroups such as rec.arts.animation and
rec.arts.movies are better suited for this kind of talk (no offense
meant towards those newsgroups).  While the aesthetic value of the
animation is important when working on the technique,
comp.graphics.animation will try to work on how things are done, not
just how great they look when they are finished.

	Obviously, since the group is not moderated, it will be
impossible to keep conversations topical.  However, posters will be
encouraged (by means of some mention in the newsgroup's FAQ) to take
their discussions to a more suitable newsgroup.



Taking part in this discussion
------------------------------

	All discussion is directed to the newsgroup news.groups, as
per USENET regulations concerning an RFD.  A couple of suggestions
when posting your views:

	1] Please enter the group name (comp.graphics.animation) in
the subject of your message, so people can know what you are talking
about. 

	2] Please keep the discussion public.  If your thoughts are
important enough to be typed, they are important enough to be read by
everyone.  (This changes, of course, when voting starts.)



The next step
------------

	In about 30 days from now (July 30), if the discussion has
reached a general consensus, I'll post a Call For Votes (CFV).  Watch
in news.announce.newsgroups for this.  (This may be delayed slightly,
as July 30th is during SIGGraph, where I and many other people who are
interested in this topic will be, instead of at our respective terminals.)

	During the voting period, you may request a copy of a file
that contains the complete discussion of the proposed charter.  I'll
email it to you.
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From [email protected] Fri Aug  7 20:55:03 1992
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From: [email protected] (David DeBry)
Subject: CFV: comp.graphics.animation
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	This is the CALL FOR VOTES (CFV) for comp.graphics.animation.

        Several existing newsgroups cover topics that are small parts
of computer graphics animation, but no one group ties all these
together, or discusses several points that are unique to this medium.
Also, the use of computer animation has seen an incredible increase in
the past couple of years, and is now prevalent in everyday visual
media.  A forum for discussion and advancement of this topic is needed.

	One month ago an RFD was posted concerning the creation of the
UNMODERATED newsgroup comp.graphics.animation.  Some discussion
occurred (concerning pre-recorded animation vs. real-time animation,
what level of machines the newsgroup would cover, and whether artistic
quality should be discussed), and the charter was modified and
reposted.  Since that time, there have been no more arguments, so I
assume the matter settled.

	The finalized charter is included in this message below.  If
you wish to see all of the discussion that occurred in news.groups
concerning comp.graphics.animation, please email me ([email protected])
and I'll mail you the entire, unedited debate.

	Voting on the creation of the newsgroup comp.graphics.animation:

	To vote YES, send mail to [email protected]
	To vote NO, send mail to [email protected]

	Anything in the subject line or body of the message will be
considered comments and, as such, ignored.

	The voting period begins August 3, 1992, and ends September 4,
1992 at 11:59pm MDT.

	Occasional reposts of this CFV with a list of names ack'ing
votes will be posted during the voting period.  Actual vote totals
will not be disclosed until after the end of the polling period.


Charter for comp.graphics.animation
-----------------------------------
|	comp.graphics.animation will be a newsgroup where discussion
| of the techinical aspects and technique of computer animation will
| take place.  This *DOES* include (but is not limited to) such topics
| as:
|
| 	1] Hardware and software used for an end result of a computer
| animated sequence.  These include modellers, renderers, animators,
| etc.  This topic, however, is limited by a mention later in the
| charter concerning threads that become TOO system specific.
|
|	2] Application of knowledge of other types of more "standard"
| or "formal" animation to computer animation.
|
|	3] Discussion of the technical aspects or techniques used to
| generate existing computer animations.
|
|	4] Forums for showing your own work and viewing other's
| animations.  IE: Film & video shows/contests/competitions.  It's often
| hard to know where to look to see computer animation, or where to get
| your own work shown to the public.  Hopefully this will alleviate some
| of the problem.
|
|	This *DOES NOT* include (and is not limited to) such topics as:
|
|	1] Pure artistic commentary on an existing animation.  (IE:
| "The computer animation in that movie was great!")  SOME artistic talk
| is allowed (actually, encouraged), but only for the purpose of leading
| to (or working in sync with) a more techinical discussion (IE: "How
| did they do that nifty computer animation?").  After all, this is a
| comp. group.  If you want to discuss just artistic merit, please do!
| (I'll probably join you!), but do it in a rec.arts. group.
| 
| 	2] Highly system specific conversations.  If a thread becomes
| too dependant on a certain software package or hardware setup, it will
| be encourgaed to move to the appropriate comp. or comp.sys group.
|
|	Obviously, since the group is not moderated, it will be
| impossible to keep conversations topical.  However, posters will be
| encouraged (by means of some mention in the newsgroup's FAQ) to take
| their discussions to a more suitable newsgroup.

	Any inquiries concerning the vote should be directed to
[email protected]
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From [email protected] Mon Sep  7 23:02:40 1992
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From: [email protected] (David DeBry)
Subject: RESULT: comp.graphics.animation passes 249:6
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	The voting period for the unmoderated group comp.graphics.animation
has ended.  The vote was near to a shutout in favor of creation, with
a final tally of 249 for, and 6 against.

	Here is the charter:

Charter for comp.graphics.animation
-----------------------------------
|       comp.graphics.animation will be a newsgroup where discussion
| of the techinical aspects and technique of computer animation will
| take place.  This *DOES* include (but is not limited to) such topics
| as:
|
|       1] Hardware and software used for an end result of a computer
| animated sequence.  These include modellers, renderers, animators,
| etc.  This topic, however, is limited by a mention later in the
| charter concerning threads that become TOO system specific.
|
|       2] Application of knowledge of other types of more "standard"
| or "formal" animation to computer animation.
|
|       3] Discussion of the technical aspects or techniques used to
| generate existing computer animations.
|
|       4] Forums for showing your own work and viewing other's
| animations.  IE: Film & video shows/contests/competitions.  It's often
| hard to know where to look to see computer animation, or where to get
| your own work shown to the public.  Hopefully this will alleviate some
| of the problem.
|
|       This *DOES NOT* include (and is not limited to) such topics as:
|
|       1] Pure artistic commentary on an existing animation.  (IE:
| "The computer animation in that movie was great!")  SOME artistic talk
| is allowed (actually, encouraged), but only for the purpose of leading
| to (or working in sync with) a more techinical discussion (IE: "How
| did they do that nifty computer animation?").  After all, this is a
| comp. group.  If you want to discuss just artistic merit, please do!
| (I'll probably join you!), but do it in a rec.arts. group.
|
|       2] Highly system specific conversations.  If a thread becomes
| too dependant on a certain software package or hardware setup, it will
| be encourgaed to move to the appropriate comp. or comp.sys group.
|
|       Obviously, since the group is not moderated, it will be
| impossible to keep conversations topical.  However, posters will be
| encouraged (by means of some mention in the newsgroup's FAQ) to take
| their discussions to a more suitable newsgroup.

	Listed below is a final ACK for all votes received.  There
will now be a five day waiting period during which time you will have
the opportunity to correct any errors in the list below.  Errors
should be reported to [[email protected]].

	Following the waiting period, assuming there are no serious
objections that might invalidate the vote, the news.announce.newgroups
moderator will send out the message to create comp.graphics.animation.

YES votes received:
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[email protected]
[email protected]
Alison Rebecca Colman <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Andrew Tynan)
Andrew Stoker <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (Andre Yew)
[email protected] (Andy Newman)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Kaje - Film for NERSC)
[email protected] (Allan Schaffer)
[email protected]
Barry Douglas Ferg <[email protected]>
[email protected] (The Ray)
Bernie Roehl <[email protected]>
B.J.  10-Aug-1992 1306 <[email protected]>
Bjorn Knutsson  <[email protected]>
"Bj\\xrn" Aadland <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Bob Lindabury - SysAdmin)
[email protected] (Derek Bosch)
C D Osland <CDO%[email protected]>
Carlos Canau <[email protected]>
[email protected] (     Catherine DELASALLE   )
Chad Faragher <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Tang Chee Kin)
Chris Landreth <[email protected]>
Chris Lilley <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Chris Johnston)
Chuck Wegrzyn <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Cindy Starr)
[email protected] (Christopher L. Davis)
[email protected] (Colin McCartney)
COLLIN MCCULLEY <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Christer Olsson)
Constantin D Orogo <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (Colin Bell)
[email protected] (Cullen Jennings)
[email protected] (Curt Schroeder)
[email protected] (Craig Farley)
[email protected] (Tommie Daniel)
[email protected] (Dan Jacobson)
Dave Disser <[email protected]>
"Dave Taenzer" <[email protected]>
"Dave Thomas" <[email protected]>
[email protected] (David DeBry)
[email protected] (Debbie Carlson)
[email protected] (Debora Dunphy)
[email protected]
[email protected]
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Dr Y.M. Engel - The Hebrew University <[email protected]>
"Dyshalenkov Arthur" <[email protected]>
[email protected] (El Cid)
[email protected] (John E. Mendenhall)
[email protected] (Eben Ostby)
Eli Kaufman <[email protected]>
Eric Hunt <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ningping Fan)
"(Fernando D. Mato Mira)" <[email protected]>
Fethi AMARA <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Patrick J. Flynn)
[email protected] (Wayne Folta)
[email protected] (Arno Formella)
Frank Neumann <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Yuval Fuchs)
[email protected] (Dirk Sturzebecher)
"George L" <[email protected]>
Gess Shankar <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Gilad Taub)
[email protected] (Glenn M. Lewis ~)
Gordon Sroufe <[email protected]>
Graham Dunnett <[email protected]>
[email protected] (John T. Grieggs)
[email protected] (Brian Guenter)
[email protected] (Hamish Hubbard)
Hans-Martin Werner <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Wes Hardaker)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Steve Hollasch)
Hubert Bartels <[email protected]>
hyper!bonneau (Paul Bonneau)
Ingo Wilken <[email protected]>
Ivo Jossart <FFAAB02%[email protected]>
[email protected]
Jari Toivanen <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Jarvis Jacobs)
Jeff Bowermaster <[email protected]>
Jeff Butterworth <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Randell Jesup)
[email protected] (James J. Gannon)
[email protected] (Jorgen Gustafsson)
[email protected] (John Henders)
[email protected] (Livy)
[email protected] (Joe Smith)
[email protected] (Joseph Doo)
[email protected] (John R. Schutz)
[email protected] (Dr. John S. Eickemeyer)
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Jonas Yngvesson <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (Jon Gillispie)
Juhani Vaittinen <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Justin Martin)
[email protected] (Chris n Vickie)
[email protected] (Kim DeVaughn)
[email protected] (Keith Vincent)
[email protected] (Tom Kennedy)
Kjell Roeang <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Krishna Kalidindi)
[email protected] (Bryan D. Nehl)
[email protected] (Kohe Tokoi)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Keith Pennick)
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[email protected] (Kwangwoo Lee)
[email protected] (Lafont Denis)
Larry Coffin <[email protected]>
Larry Gritz <[email protected]>
Lee Thompson-Herbert <[email protected]>
Lew Hitchner <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (Lynn Robinson)
[email protected] (John Carscadden)
Mark S Davidson <[email protected]>
Mark Thompson <[email protected]>
"Martin, Computer Graphics Unit" <[email protected]>
Martin Friedmann <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Marty Milette)
[email protected] (Marvin Landis)
[email protected]
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Michael George Buening <[email protected]>
Michael Gleicher <[email protected]>
"Michael L. Kaufman" <[email protected]>
Michael Robb <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Scott Mark)
[email protected] (Mitch Silverman)
[email protected] (Matt Lewis)
Moccozet Laurent <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ed Mooring)
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[email protected] (Marc A. Snider x0193)
[email protected] (Mikko Tsokkinen)
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[email protected] (Tahsin Mzaik)
[email protected] (Marcus Zelezny)
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[email protected] (Apurva Shah)
Nathan Loofbourrow <[email protected]>
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[email protected] (David Neves)
Nick (Nikolaos) C Fotis <[email protected]>
Nick Oddson <[email protected]>
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[email protected] (Oren J. Tversky)
Ophir Prusak <[email protected]>
Orest Zborowski COMP <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Oktay S. Ahiska)
[email protected] (Ole V. Villumsen)
[email protected] (Paetsch)
[email protected] (Patrick Palmer)
[email protected] (Marc Parenteau - CRDV/DREV)
[email protected] (Pat Kane)
[email protected] (Patricia F DeSoto)
[email protected] (Patrick Arial)
[email protected] (Phil Howard )
Peter Arien <LAAAA43%[email protected]>
"Peter Mitchell" <[email protected]>
Philippe Limantour <[email protected]>
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[email protected] (Mark Podlipec)
ppgfr!wolpert (Florian Wolpert)
[email protected] (Glen Pringle)
[email protected] (J.Tizard)
Ralf Dreier <[email protected]>
RAVEN Winter <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Angus Y. Montgomery)
[email protected] (Robert Chann)
[email protected]@chem.UCSD.EDU (Richard E. Gillilan)
[email protected] (Reid Judd - Sun NC Development Center)
Rene Mueller <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ricardo Schmutzer v. O. (IIC))
Rick Speer <[email protected]>
Rik Fleuren <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ross J. Toedte)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Randy M. Rohrer)
Robert Letterman <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Rod Holland - Sun BOS Software)
Ronald Kunenborg <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Rosalee Nerheim-Wolfe)
[email protected] (Rich Thomson)
[email protected] (Rajeev Tipnis)
[email protected] (Russell Webb)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Stephen Gowing)
[email protected] (Tom Schlosser)
Sean Lange <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Sridhar Seshadri)
[email protected] (Steven G. Parker)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Steve Lamont)
[email protected] (Sridhar Venkataraman )
[email protected] (Steve Rogers)
[email protected] (Sven  Seelemann)
Stephen Bohus <[email protected]>
Stephen Lines (Spraxlo) <[email protected]>
Stephen Menzies <[email protected]>
Steve Franks <[email protected]>
"Steve Thompson, Cheme System Mangler" <[email protected]>
Steve Wertheimer <[email protected]>
[email protected] (S.T. Willis)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Sascha Wildner)
[email protected] (Nicholas Tarnoff)
TC <[email protected]>
Teemu Mottonen <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Georg Thallinger (IIS))
Thomas Gramstad <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ron HALL)
[email protected] (David Tin Nyo)
[email protected]
[email protected]
Tom Crockett <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Tom Granvold)
[email protected] (Steve Snyder)
[email protected] (Elmar TSCHEGG)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Tom Frauenhofer)
[email protected] (The Graphical Gnome)
[email protected] (Peter Vamplew)
Vincent Ibeachum <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Carol Wang)
[email protected] (Willy Brandsdorfer)
[email protected] (Peter Webb)
"Well howdy there pardner ...." <[email protected]>
[email protected] (William Sun)
[email protected] (Ward Larkin)
Woll Newall <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ed Price)
[email protected] (Mark Young)
[email protected] (Corvin Zahn)
[email protected] (Michael Saleeba [Zik])

NO votes received:
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[email protected]
Doug Young <[email protected]>
[email protected] (James Hague)
[email protected] (Richard H. Miller)
[email protected] (Richard Kulawiec)
Sven Heinicke <[email protected]>
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