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From [email protected] Wed Mar  9 23:29:27 1994
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Daniel R. Kegel)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.std.internat,alt.chinese.text,alt.chinese.text.big5
Subject: RFD: comp.software.international
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: 25 Feb 1994 16:45:57 -0500
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[This is a proposal to create a newsgroup to discuss internationalization
 of software.  Much software- especially on the Internet- still can't
 handle non-English text, let alone mixed language text.  It's time to
 have a newsgroup where people can talk about how to make software work
 across language barriers. -dank]
[This proposal has already been floated in various forms on news.groups,
 and we seem to be settling in on a name for the group.  -dank]

The vote for comp.software.non-latin.east-asian was very close.
I bet many people voted NO because it had a narrow charter and awkward name.

I propose instead the new group comp.software.international.
CHARTER:
    The unmoderated Usenet newsgroup comp.software.international will provide a 
    forum to discuss software that can handle 'international', i.e. 
    non-English, text.  The encouraged topics will include
    1) How to write, where to find, and how to use internationalized software
    2) What hardware/operating systems support internationalized software,
       (e.g. how do I do Asian word processing on MS-DOS/MacOS/MS-Windows-NT?
       what hardware/operating systems are available in other countries?
       what is DOS/V?  How do I read a font from BIOS?)
    3) How to work with international de jure and de facto standards for 
       representation of text, e.g. ASCII, JIS, Shift-JIS, Big5, EUC, GB2312, 
       KSC5601, ISO2022, ISO10646, and Unicode, and why some standards are
       popular in some countries & not others.
    4) How to process text in various languages (e.g. how do you strip
       vowels from Hebrew to get the canonical spelling?  How does one
       sort Chinese?  What is a locale file?) 

DISCUSSION PERIOD: 25 Feb - 20 Mar
Please comment on whether we need this new newsgroup by posting followup
messages to news.groups.
At the end of this period, if there is enough interest, a call for votes
will be sent to the same groups this RFD was sent to.

WHY WE NEED THIS GROUP:  There is a pressing need for modern software
to be able to handle multiple languages- the user community is now 
international- and existing forums are not adequate:

[email protected], an unmoderated mailing list for discussing
   multi-byte character sets; it suffers from being a mailing list rather 
   than a newsgroup.  Perhaps it could be gatewayed to the new group
   for the benefit of those without Usenet access.

bit.software.international, aka [email protected], a moderated mailing
   list with a very similar charter.  It has recently moved and changed name.
   Status unclear.

comp.std.internat, an unmoderated newsgroup, discusses all manner of 
   standards, and doesn't have much trafic about internationalized software.

[email protected], an unmoderated mailing list for discussing how
   applications on the Internet should represent plain text.  It seems
   to have a very small, quiet readership prone to the occasional screaming
   fit :-)

RELATED RECENT PROPOALS:
comp.software.non-latin.east-asian recently failed its creation vote.
alt.chinese.computing was recently proposed, but I feel there is
enough of a need for international software that we should try to create a
less exclusive group.
comp.software.internat was proposed, but the name was considered confusing,
and comp.software.international was preferred.
comp.software.global was considered uninformative.
comp.software.i18n was preferred by those in the know, but is horribly
obscure.

- Dan Kegel ([email protected])

From [email protected] Tue Mar 22 20:13:53 1994
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Andrew Solovay)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.chinese.computing,bit.software.international,comp.std.internat,sci.lang.japan
Subject: CFV: comp.software.international
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                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
            unmoderated group comp.software.international

NOTE: To vote, please use the ballot at the end of this CFV. Trim your
      response to just the ballot. Please make sure to send your vote to
      "[email protected]".

Newsgroups line:
comp.software.international     Finding, using, writing non-English software.


Votes must be received by 23:59:59 GMT, 12 Apr 1994.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact [email protected]  For questions about the
proposed group contact Dan Kegel <[email protected]>.

The vote-taker will send a copy of each CFV to the
<[email protected]> (a mailing list for discussing multi-byte
character sets) and <[email protected]> (a mailing list for
discussing how to represent plain text) shortly after it is posted to
news.announce.newgroups. After the official RESULTs are posted, he
will post an abridged copy of the RESULTs (without the full list of
voters) to those mailing lists.


CHARTER

    The unmoderated Usenet newsgroup comp.software.international will provide a 
    forum to discuss software that can handle 'international', i.e. 
    non-English, text.  The encouraged topics will include
    1) How to write, where to find, and how to use internationalized software
    2) What hardware/operating systems support internationalized software,
       (e.g. how do I do Asian word processing on MS-DOS/MacOS/MS-Windows-NT?
       what hardware/operating systems are available in other countries?
       what is DOS/V?  How do I read a font from BIOS?  How does X11R6
       support Asian keyboard input methods?)
    3) How to work with international de jure and de facto standards for 
       representation of text, e.g. ASCII, JIS, Shift-JIS, Big5, EUC, GB2312, 
       KSC5601, ISO2022, ISO10646, and Unicode, and why some standards are
       popular in some countries & not others.
    4) How to process text in various languages (e.g. how do you strip
       vowels from Hebrew to get the canonical spelling?  How does one
       sort Chinese?  What is a locale file?) 
    5) What magazines, books, and conferences deal with these issues?
    Legal and marketing issues are not expected to be a big part of the group;
    the intent is to help people find, write, and use non-English mono-
    and multi-lingual software.

RATIONALE (written by Dan Kegel <[email protected]>.)

    WHY WE NEED THIS GROUP:  There is a pressing need for modern software
    to be able to handle multiple languages- the user community is now 
    international- and existing forums are not adequate:

    [email protected], an unmoderated mailing list for discussing
    multi-byte character sets; it suffers from being a mailing list rather 
    than a newsgroup.  Perhaps it could be gatewayed to the new group
    for the benefit of those without Usenet access.

    bit.software.international, aka [email protected], a moderated mailing
    list with a very similar charter.  It has recently moved, but remains
    moderated, and has a slow response time.

    comp.std.internat, an unmoderated newsgroup, discusses all manner of 
    standards, and doesn't have much trafic about internationalized software.

    [email protected], an unmoderated mailing list for discussing how
    applications on the Internet should represent plain text.  It seems
    to have a very small, quiet readership prone to the occasional screaming
    fit :-)

HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:   [email protected]
Just Replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing
list, and if your newsreader honors the "reply-to" line. Double-check
the address before sending your ballot.

Use the ballot provided at the end of this CFV. Put the word "YES" or
"NO" between the brackets before the group name. Trim your response to
just the ballot, but make sure to send the whole ballot (i.e.
everything between the "=-=-=" lines).

You may also use the word ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not
affect the outcome.  Anything else may be rejected by the automatic
vote counting program.  The votetaker will respond to your received
ballots with a personal acknowledgement by mail - if you do not
receive one within several days, try again.  It's your responsibility
to make sure your vote is registered correctly.

Each person may vote only once, no matter how many accounts he or she
may have. Also, only one ballot will be accepted from any account, no
matter how many people may share it. If more than one vote is received
>from any person or any account, only the last vote received will be
counted.

Addresses and votes of all voters will be published in the final
voting results list. All ballots received are kept in the UVV archives
(including "cancelled" and invalid ballots). The vote files are made
available to the moderator of news.announce.newgroups on request. They
may also, at the discretion of the UVV, be made more widely available
if there is a controversy concerning the vote.



BALLOT:
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Give your real name here:

[Your Vote]  Group
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From [email protected] Fri Apr  1 20:55:37 1994
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Andrew Solovay)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.chinese.computing,bit.software.international,comp.std.internat,sci.lang.japan
Subject: 2nd CFV: comp.software.international
Supersedes: <[email protected]>
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		      LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
	    unmoderated group comp.software.international


Newsgroups line:
comp.software.international     Finding, using, writing non-English software.


Votes must be received by 23:59:59 GMT, 12 Apr 1994.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact [email protected]  For questions about the
proposed group contact Dan Kegel <[email protected]>.

The vote-taker will send a copy of each CFV to the
<[email protected]> (a mailing list for discussing multi-byte
character sets) and <[email protected]> (a mailing list for
discussing how to represent plain text) shortly after it is posted to
news.announce.newgroups. After the official RESULTs are posted, he
will post an abridged copy of the RESULTs (without the full list of
voters) to those mailing lists.


CHARTER

    The unmoderated Usenet newsgroup comp.software.international will provide a 
    forum to discuss software that can handle 'international', i.e. 
    non-English, text.  The encouraged topics will include
    1) How to write, where to find, and how to use internationalized software
    2) What hardware/operating systems support internationalized software,
       (e.g. how do I do Asian word processing on MS-DOS/MacOS/MS-Windows-NT?
       what hardware/operating systems are available in other countries?
       what is DOS/V?  How do I read a font from BIOS?  How does X11R6
       support Asian keyboard input methods?)
    3) How to work with international de jure and de facto standards for 
       representation of text, e.g. ASCII, JIS, Shift-JIS, Big5, EUC, GB2312, 
       KSC5601, ISO2022, ISO10646, and Unicode, and why some standards are
       popular in some countries & not others.
    4) How to process text in various languages (e.g. how do you strip
       vowels from Hebrew to get the canonical spelling?  How does one
       sort Chinese?  What is a locale file?) 
    5) What magazines, books, and conferences deal with these issues?
    Legal and marketing issues are not expected to be a big part of the group;
    the intent is to help people find, write, and use non-English mono-
    and multi-lingual software.

RATIONALE (written by Dan Kegel <[email protected]>.)

    WHY WE NEED THIS GROUP:  There is a pressing need for modern software
    to be able to handle multiple languages- the user community is now 
    international- and existing forums are not adequate:

    [email protected], an unmoderated mailing list for discussing
    multi-byte character sets; it suffers from being a mailing list rather 
    than a newsgroup.  Perhaps it could be gatewayed to the new group
    for the benefit of those without Usenet access.

    bit.software.international, aka [email protected], a moderated mailing
    list with a very similar charter.  It has recently moved, but remains
    moderated, and has a slow response time.

    comp.std.internat, an unmoderated newsgroup, discusses all manner of 
    standards, and doesn't have much trafic about internationalized software.

    [email protected], an unmoderated mailing list for discussing how
    applications on the Internet should represent plain text.  It seems
    to have a very small, quiet readership prone to the occasional screaming
    fit :-)

HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:   [email protected]
Just Replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing
list, and if your newsreader honors the "reply-to" line. Double-check
the address before sending your ballot.

Use the ballot provided at the end of this CFV. Put the word "YES" or
"NO" between the brackets before the group name. Trim your response to
just the ballot, but make sure to send the whole ballot (i.e.
everything between the "=-=-=" lines).

You may also use the word ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not
affect the outcome.  Anything else may be rejected by the automatic
vote counting program.  The votetaker will respond to your received
ballots with a personal acknowledgement by mail - if you do not
receive one within several days, try again.  It's your responsibility
to make sure your vote is registered correctly.

Each person may vote only once, no matter how many accounts he or she
may have. Also, only one ballot will be accepted from any account, no
matter how many people may share it. If more than one vote is received
>from any person or any account, only the last vote received will be
counted.

Addresses and votes of all voters will be published in the final
voting results list. All ballots received are kept in the UVV archives
(including "cancelled" and invalid ballots). The vote files are made
available to the moderator of news.announce.newgroups on request. They
may also, at the discretion of the UVV, be made more widely available
if there is a controversy concerning the vote.





BALLOT:

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  Give your real name here:

   Your Vote   Group
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BOUNCED ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The following people's EMail acknowledgements have bounced (as of
3/31/94). They do *not* need to revote.

If you have not received an acknowledgement, and you are not listed
below, your ballot may not have reached me; please vote again.

comp.software.international Bounce List - No need to revote
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[email protected]                                   Mark Kupferman
[email protected]                                           Tiago Antao
[email protected]                                   Bill Roman

INVALID VOTES

The propoer people have sent invalid votes, and have not superseded
them with valid ones. Please vote again. Be sure to follow the
instructions in this CFV (and be *sure* to use the ballot provided
above). 

Votes in error
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[email protected]                                                           
   ! No ballot
[email protected]                                                 
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                           John Delacour
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                                 Joel Furr
   ! No ballot
[email protected]                                                    Jian Q. Li
   ! No ballot
[email protected]                                              Michael Kudryashev
   ! No ballot
[email protected]                                     Michele Limon
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                            Neil Rest
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                      Stephen C. Ruppenthal
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                          Toshio Takagi>
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                         Xiao Jun Zhu
   ! No ballot
[email protected]                                     Yanping Yuan
   ! No ballot

From [email protected] Tue Apr 19 17:50:03 1994
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Andrew Solovay)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.chinese.computing,bit.software.international,comp.std.internat,sci.lang.japan
Subject: RESULT: comp.software.international passes 363:14
Supersedes: <[email protected]>
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Date: 14 Apr 1994 14:50:53 -0400
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				RESULT
     unmoderated group comp.software.international passes 363:14

There were 363 YES votes and 14 NO votes, for a total of 377 valid votes. 
There were 2 abstains and 19 invalid ballots.

For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO)
votes.   There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes. 

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.  If no
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of
news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.

Voting closed at 23:59:59 GMT, 12 Apr 1994.

This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.

Vote-taker's address:		[email protected] (Andrew Solovay)
Group proponent's address:	[email protected] (Dan Kegel)


Newsgroups line:
comp.software.international     Finding, using, writing non-English software.

CHARTER (culled from the Call for Votes)

    The unmoderated Usenet newsgroup comp.software.international will provide a 
    forum to discuss software that can handle 'international', i.e. 
    non-English, text.  The encouraged topics will include
    1) How to write, where to find, and how to use internationalized software
    2) What hardware/operating systems support internationalized software,
       (e.g. how do I do Asian word processing on MS-DOS/MacOS/MS-Windows-NT?
       what hardware/operating systems are available in other countries?
       what is DOS/V?  How do I read a font from BIOS?  How does X11R6
       support Asian keyboard input methods?)
    3) How to work with international de jure and de facto standards for 
       representation of text, e.g. ASCII, JIS, Shift-JIS, Big5, EUC, GB2312, 
       KSC5601, ISO2022, ISO10646, and Unicode, and why some standards are
       popular in some countries & not others.
    4) How to process text in various languages (e.g. how do you strip
       vowels from Hebrew to get the canonical spelling?  How does one
       sort Chinese?  What is a locale file?) 
    5) What magazines, books, and conferences deal with these issues?
    Legal and marketing issues are not expected to be a big part of the group;
    the intent is to help people find, write, and use non-English mono-
    and multi-lingual software.


comp.software.international Final Vote Ack

Voted Yes
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[email protected]                                              Peter Heijmens Visser
[email protected]                                             Ying Hum
[email protected]                                                 Kamal Abdali
[email protected]                                                     Al Clark
[email protected]                                              Andries E. Brouwer
[email protected]                                                  Arnie Rusoff
[email protected]         zeynel basri akufuk ([email protected])
[email protected]                                 Eugenio Sanchez
[email protected]                                        Alan Coopersmith
[email protected]                                                   Alain LaBont<e'>
[email protected]                                                     Thomas Sj|land
[email protected]                                          Anders Lindquist
[email protected]                                          Andr\'as Salamon
[email protected]                                        Andreas L. Opdahl
[email protected]                             Andreas Helke
[email protected]                                         Andrew Ernest
[email protected]                                      Anoosh Hosseini
[email protected]                                           Stuart Aque
[email protected]                                   Arthur Chance
[email protected]                                                    Jim Ault
[email protected]                                            ALi YILDIRIM
[email protected]                                                    Brad Davis
[email protected]                                            Jack Bar-Ness
[email protected]                                                    David Barr
[email protected]                                   Thomas C. Bartlett
[email protected]                                  Jennifer N. Young
[email protected]                     Robert F. Benningfield Jr.
[email protected]                                          Bernd Wiegmann
[email protected]                                          Dirk Jaeckel
BinL@tps.com                                                            BIN LU
birchall@pilot.njin.net                                           Dan Birchall
bj@herbison.com                                                  B.J. Herbison
bkra@tcpsrv.syssup.tds.philips.nl                              Bert Kralendonk
blesch@cix.compulink.co.uk                                       Bob Leschhorn
bo@saavik.stanford.edu                                                    Duh?
boucherc@nbnet.nb.ca                                            Claude Boucher
bowles@is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp                                       Eric E. Bowles
boy2@midway.uchicago.edu                                          Ryan Boynton
bran@monod.biol.mcgill.ca                                             Bing Ran
brian@mec.sas.upenn.edu                                          brian spooner
bsmith@tivoli.tivoli.com                                            Bill Smith
bulus@csulb.edu                                                     Raid Bulus
butta1@cs.bu.edu                                                   Nelson Chin
C579685@mizzou1.missouri.edu                                            Wei Du
Calvin_K_Clark@frankston.com                                      Calvin Clark
caoimhin@sabhal-mor-ostaig.ac.uk                           Caoimhin O Donnaile
CBOOTH@delphi.com                                         Christopher J. Booth
cgerteis@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu                               Christopher Gerteis
chamrat@tlaeng.enet.dec.com                               Chamrat Atsawaprecha
chanel@dpmsun1.univ-lyon1.fr                                    Jacques Chanel
chang@mjs.phy.queensu.ca                                         Jianlin Chang
charles@tesla.ee.mcgill.ca                                        Charles Choi
chendd@ug.eds.com                                                   Diane Chen
chou@uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu                                     Chien-tzu Chou
chrisro@isumataq.eskimo.com                                     Chris Rominski
chung@sed.cs.fsu.edu                                               Terry Chung
CKBAS9_MYT@iason.cperi.forth.gr                                 Michael Mithis
CLFV14@vaxb.strath.ac.uk                                Haralambos Mantzaridis
clithero@u.washington.edu                                      peter clitherow
cmwilson@uncc.edu                                                  Mike Wilson
columt@informix.com                                               Colum Twomey
context@perth.dialix.oz.au                                          Roger Frey
cornec@stna7.stna.dgac.fr                              Cornec ESLOG p8023 BD17
costass@iit.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr                          Dr. Costas Spyropoulos
cougnenc@hsc.fr.net                                              Rene COUGNENC
cpb@uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu                                    Christopher Bopp
craigt@evtech.com                                              Craig Timmerman
cyl@ifcss.org                                                     Chen, Yilong
d88-dme@nada.kth.se                                               David Menday
d88-jwa@nada.kth.se                                                  Jon W{tte
dan@watson.ibm.com                                           Walter E. Daniels
dank@alumni.caltech.edu                                              Dan Kegel
David_Goldsmith@taligent.com                                   David Goldsmith
DAY@ucs.indiana.edu                                                Dorothy Day
dbd@utkux.utcc.utk.edu                                           David DeLaney
deanraff@netcom.com                                              Dean Wallraff
diana@seldon.foundation.tricon.com                           Diana Bowden Lane
Dimitris.Kiritsis@imeco.dgm.epfl.ch                          Dimitris Kiritsis
dliu@faraday-gw.njit.edu                                              Dong Liu
donpierr@netcom.com                                                   Don Gray
dp@world.std.com                                                 Jeff Del Papa
drayer@minerva.cis.yale.edu                                     Rebecca Drayer
ebpeders@okanagan.bc.ca                                       Erik B. Pedersen
ECOLING@applelink.apple.com                                     Lloyd Anderson
edorr@legent.com                                                   Eugene Dorr
eganin@hi.com                                                      Eldad Ganin
eggert@twinsun.com                                                 Paul Eggert
ejhughes@sanluis.uccs.edu                                      Edward J Hughes
em2f01!em2a03.em.stoll.de!berner@delos.stgt.sub.org               Peter Berner
eph@ukc.ac.uk                                                    Edwin Hayward
erezn%csc.cs.technion.ac.il%cs.Technion.AC.IL@taunivm.tau.ac.il    Erez Nassim
ericm@ossi.com                                                  Eric F. Miller
erik@naggum.no                                                     Erik Naggum
esh6h@fulton.seas.virginia.edu                                    Erik Hatcher
Espen.Ore@hd.uib.no                                                  Espen Ore
EURMXK@vm.sas.com                                               Manfred Kiefer
fcoallie@qc.bell.ca                                          Francois Coallier
finnigan@crash.cts.com                                        Todd J. Finnigan
fontaine@sri.ucl.ac.be                                          Alain Fontaine
franklig@gas.uug.arizona.edu                                     Greg Franklin
fsspr@camelot.acf-lab.alaska.edu                                  Sean P. Ryan
fv@link.sunet.se                                               Fredrik Viklund
fvck2412%aimws6@aimws6.rus.uni-stuttgart.de                     Martin Thierer
galley@think.com                                                    Stu Galley
gapv76@udcf.gla.ac.uk                                              Luke Taylor
garbacci@are.berkeley.edu                                 Richard F. Garbaccio
gard@xis.xerox.com                                              Sebastian Gard
gauier@cc.nsysu.edu.tw                                          Gerard GAUTIER
george@scs.leeds.ac.uk                                             G Demetriou
georgeb@netcom.com                                          George H. Bosworth
GERMAE@mvs.sas.com                                              Matthias Ender
germond@ensta.fr                                              Emmanuel Germond
gerrit@isgtec.com                                                Gerrit Visser
ggw@acpub.duke.edu                                         Gregory G. Woodbury
gheretz@hpvcpgh.vcd.hp.com                                       George Heretz
gildas@crih.fdn.org                                                Gildas NOEL
Gilles.Serasset@imag.fr                                        Gilles Serasset
glreno@afterlife.ncsc.mil                                          Gerald Reno
glv@metronet.com                                           Glenn L. Vanderburg
greaber@u.washington.edu                                          Grant Reaber
greenwood@r2me2.enet.dec.com                                     Tim Greenwood
greve@rs1.thch.uni-bonn.de                                        Thomas Greve
gt@sybase.com                                                    Gene Thurston
guojin@iss.nus.sg                                                      GUO Jin
handa@etlken.etl.go.jp                                          Ken'ichi HANDA
hanna@tiac.net                                                Stephen R. Hanna
HART%APLVM.BITNET@vtbit.cc.vt.edu                                Edwin F. Hart
heer@u.washington.edu                                            Nicholas Heer
heiko@chemie.fu-berlin.de                                    Heiko Schlichting
hejtman@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu                                     Milan Hejtmanek
herb@sybase.com                                 Herb Lison, Sybase Engineering
hnienhuis.via@sni.de                                           Herman Nienhuis
ho@profile.cs.utah.edu                                           Chih-Cheng Ho
hpa@nwu.edu                                                     H. Peter Anvin
hso@mcs.com                                                      Edwin Voskamp
huttar@hp750.itg.ti.com                                            Lars Huttar
hy4796@coewl.cen.uiuc.edu                                        H. Anthony Ye
ichele@zen.gatelink.fr.net                                      Ivan CHELEPINE
imf@netcom.com                                                   Ian McFarland
infom11@atlas.uoa.ariadne-t.gr                                 Stelios KOTSIOS
insinga@decc.enet.dec.com                                         Aron Insinga
is81103@cis.nctu.edu.tw                                          HooTung Cheuk
isam0732@mailszrz.zrz.tu-berlin.de                                  Isam Ishaq
ISCYEOGK%NUSVM.bitnet@cunyvm.cuny.edu                              yeo gee kin
iskandar@u.washington.edu                                          Alex Khalil
JAA@nov.cri.dk                                                                
jbishop@nwu.edu                                                    Jeff Bishop
jbrogni@docsrvr.mrash.fr                                        Joel Brogniart
jc@omega.gmd.de                                            Juergen Christoffel
jeffreyc@u.washington.edu                                         Jeffrey Chen
jenko@lucid.com                                                    Jenko Hwong
jerry@candy.nest.nl                                                Jerry Zorge
jflet@dir.mcc.ac.uk                                            Julian Fletcher
jhelling@cs.ruu.nl                                           Jeroen Hellingman
jian@is.rice.edu                                                    Jian Q. Li
jimj@eecs.umich.edu                                              Jim J. Jewett
jimmy@jimmy.sta.sub.org                                          Achim Wilhelm
jjc@jclark.com                                                     James Clark
jlin@ugcs.caltech.edu                                                James Lin
jnc@pip.fpms.ac.be                                             Jean-Noel Colin
John_Jenkins@taligent.com                                      John H. Jenkins
Jost.Krieger@rz.ruhr-uni-bochum.de                                Jost Krieger
jot@teak.cray.com                                               J.Otto Tennant
jra@wti.com                                                       Jim Atkinson
jrd@ebt.com                                                     john r. durand
jrd@tad.eds.com                                                    Jay Dunning
js@it.bu.edu                                                        Jay Sekora
JSAU@si.ges.ub.es                                                    Josep Sau
jtm@corte-madera.geoquest.slb.com                             John T. McCranie
jwb@rdt.monash.edu.au                                                Jim Breen
Kari.Hurtta@fmi.fi                                              Kari E. Hurtta
katerina@iit.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr                              Katerina Marinagi
kayhan@adtaz.sps.mot.com                                     Kayhan Kucukcakar
kbajis@ccmgate.sti.nasa.gov                                        Katie Bajis
Kees.van-t.Hoff@cwi.nl                                        Kees van 't Hoff
kefalea@neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de                    Efthimia Kefalea
kemnitz@netcom.com                                                Greg Kemnitz
kenji@reseau.toyonaka.osaka.jp                                  Kenji Rikitake
kfiry@indigo.co.il                                                  Yuval Kfir
kherron@ms.uky.edu                                              Kenneth Herron
khl105@psu.edu                                                  Harrison Liang
kirshenbaum@hplms2.hpl.hp.com                                 Evan Kirshenbaum
kline@cs.arizona.edu                                                Nick Kline
knut.vikor@smi.uib.no                                            Knut S. Vikor
kontaxak@gandalf.rutgers.edu                                 George Kontaxakis
koreth@hyperion.com                                               Steven Grimm
krowney@informix.com                                           Kevin T. Rowney
ktung@sybase.com                                                Kenny SC. Tung
kvr@vnet.ibm.com                                              Karen V. Roberts
L15D@zfn.uni-bremen.de                                        Martin Schr"oder
l4682112@sparc10.cc.ncku.edu.tw                                      Wilson An
L79BC@cunyvm.cuny.edu                                            Ji-Hong Jiong
LAHER1@muvms6.wvnet.edu                                        Suheil I. LAHER
lai@apple.com                                                       Edmund Lai
lammers@lclark.edu                                               Wayne Lammers
leung@unixg.ubc.ca                                               Johnnie Leung
li@nff.ncl.omron.co.jp                                               Li Yuhong
Lloyd_Honomichl@novell.com                                    Honomichl, Lloyd
lofdahl@astro.su.se                                            Mats G. Lofdahl
lubbersr@fiu.edu                                             Robert D. Lubbers
luphouh@engin.umich.edu                                            Lup Houh Ng
maf@dtek.chalmers.se                                            Martin Forssen
MAHMAD@vaxc.stevens-tech.edu                                     mansoor Ahmad
mandrei@sybase.com                                               Mihnea Andrei
Margaret.Hender@unisa.edu.au                                   Margaret Hender
markr@devvax.mincom.oz.au                                          Mark Robbie
marq@world.std.com                                                Mark A Lilly
MARR@vxd1.ug.eds.com                                                 Jack Marr
martin@osiris.cs.csufresno.edu                               Martin von Loewis
mastik@tch.fgg.eur.nl                                             Frits Mastik
mattman@marvin.math.mcgill.ca                                   Thomas Mattman
matwood@peruvian.cs.utah.edu                                       Mark Atwood
mboudour@aliakmon.cperi.forth.gr                          Moses A. Boudourides
md5i+@andrew.cmu.edu                                      Michael Welsh Duggan
mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch                                          Martin J. Du"rst
metin@ee.eng.ohio-state.edu                                      Metin Demirci
mfalou@csri.toronto.edu                                     Michalis Faloutsos
MGauthier@iit.nrc.ca                                          Marc E. Gauthier
mgm@sybase.com                                              Michael G. McKenna
MGUNN@irlearn.ucd.ie                                               Marion Gunn
michael@selway.umt.edu                                         Michael Babcock
mikes@angmar.llnl.gov                                              Peter Mikes
mjg@pcdoh.pgh.wec.com                                             Mike Gardner
mkovacs@mcs.kent.edu                                            Michael Kovacs
mktan@informix.com                                             Meng-Khiang Tan
ml@jupiter.aai.ee                              Margus Liiv <ml@jupiter.aai.ee>
mo@math.ukans.edu                                               Marigo Olufini
MOADELI@watson.ibm.com                                              Mo Moadeli
Mok-Kong.Shen@lrz-muenchen.de                                    Mok-Kong Shen
mora@si.uji.es                                          Enrique Silvestre Mora
mughal@alumni.caltech.edu                                          Asim Mughal
neil@nharris.demon.co.uk                                           Neil Harris
neilrest@ecotone.toad.com                                            Neil Rest
nickie@cs.cornell.edu                                         Nikos Papaspyrou
nie@iro.umontreal.ca                                              Jian-Yun Nie
nils@wildcat.dartmouth.edu                                     Nils Nieuwejaar
nishida@draken.src.ricoh.co.jp                                 Akihiro Nishida
nms@saukh.suug.msk.su                                           Nickolay Saukh
nsv+@andrew.cmu.edu                                           Ned S. VanderVen
numa@sysrap.cs.fujitsu.co.jp                                  NUMATA Toshinori
ojarnef@admin.kth.se                                            Olle Jarnefors
ok@cs.rmit.oz.au                                         Dr Richard A. O'Keefe
Ollivier.Robert@keltia.frmug.fr.net                            Ollivier Robert
pascalm@hpeaso40.bbn.hp.com                                       Pascal Melix
paulwong@hwspw0.enet.dec.com                                      Paul H. Wong
pcad!johnb@uunet.uu.net                                         John Bernstein
pcad!lindaw@uunet.uu.net                                          Linda Wegner
pdurusau@crl.com                                               Patrick Durusau
pedro@cmapx.polytechnique.fr                          Pedro Alexandre Ferreira
pfal@cordoba.dgp.toronto.edu                                  Petros Faloutsos
pierre@lectra.fr                                                Pierre Ficheux
pinghua@econ.berkeley.edu                                        Pinghua Young
plaw@hpasdd.mayfield.hp.com                                           Paul Law
pmataras@fcssf.win.net                                            Paul Mataras
pms@laminaria.fct.unl.pt                                           Tiago Antao
poa@raven.nioh.se                                           Per-Olov Andersson
powern@powern.ul.ie                                                Norah Power
prapti@leon.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr                                   Petros Raptis
price@trshp.ntc.nokia.com                                          David Price
prin0011@gold.tc.umn.edu                                             Tony Tong
pritch@sybase.com                                               Mark Pritchard
ptk@delta.hut.fi                                                Pertti Kasanen
q77755@pbhrzx.uni-paderborn.de                                   Marcus Hampel
quinn@phoenix.princeton.edu                                      Michael Quinn
R.Hudson@open.ac.uk                                                 Ray Hudson
rafi@tavor.openu.ac.il                                           Rafi Sadowsky
ranma@maestro.com                                                    Jay Allen
RCJ@ula.cam.ac.uk                                                R.C. Jamieson
"REC::REC::MRGATE::\"AM::i_higgs\""@rcssob.dnet                      Ian Higgs
Remi.Houdaille@metasoft.fdn.org                                 Remi Houdaille
resnick@cogsci.uiuc.edu                                           Pete Resnick
rexclark@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu                                            Rex Clark
rhartwel@ccat.sas.upenn.edu                                 Robert M. Hartwell
RICH.GALLOWAY@sprintintl.sprint.com                           Richard Galloway
rick@bcm.tmc.edu                                                Richard Miller
ripa@cd.chalmers.se                                                Anders Ripa
rkw@unx.sas.com                                                Randy Whitehead
robert@sybase.com                                                Robert Garvey
rond@bibliom.isis.org                                               Ron Davies
rong@watson.ibm.com                                                 Rong Chang
rsrodger@wam.umd.edu                                    Robert Stephen Rodgers
rufinus@cae.wisc.edu                                                J. Rufinus
S.G.H.Daniels@open.ac.uk                                Steve Daniels ext 3331
s442@brems.ii.uib.no                                               Gaute Lote 
saj@dsi.bc.ca                                                    Susan Johnson
sanjayd@sybase.com                                                Sanjay Dubey
sanjeev@apsec.bt.com.au                                        Sanjeev Motwani
sara@sybase.com                                                    Sara Xin Gu
sartin@pencom.com                                                   Rob Sartin
sasbmt@unx.sas.com                                               Bruce Tindall
saskep@unx.sas.com                                              Kenneth Parker
saspyt@unx.sas.com                                                  Pei-Yi Tan
sasrsw@unx.sas.com                                        Randolph S. Williams
sbk@ebt.com                                                     Bobby Koritala
sdg1@rsvl.unisys.com                                         Scott D. Ginsbach
SDKSTV@mvs.sas.com                                           Steen Vestergaard
seggers@semyam.dinoco.de                                         Stefan Eggers
sellman@kodak.com                                            R. Thomas Sellman
sherman@unix.sri.com                                             Roger Sherman
simpson@math.psu.edu                                         Stephen G Simpson
singh-naunihal@cs.yale.edu                                      Naunihal Singh
skassas@ritsec.com.eg                                         Sherif El-Kassas
smailer@titan.ucs.umass.edu                                        Ira Smailer
sommar@enea.se                                               Erland Sommarskog
songdog!roman@eskinews.eskimo.com                                   Bill Roman
sparre@connect.nbi.dk                                    Jacob Sparre Andersen
spchang@watson.ibm.com                          Shu-Ping Chang ((914)784-7746)
sr1@irz301.inf.tu-dresden.de                                      Sven Rudolph
sridhar@asuvax.eas.asu.edu                                Sridhar Venkataraman
sruppent@sybase.com                                         Stephen Ruppenthal
stavros@iit.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr                            Dr. Stavros Kokkotos
stephend@tkl.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp    Stephen Davis stephend@tkl.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
steve@lightning.mcrcim.mcgill.edu                                steve robbins
storm@access.digex.net                                              Don Melvin
sverre@research.nokia.fi                                         Sverre Slotte
svs1@columbia.edu                                            Spiridon V Spirou
sweather@tc.fluke.com                                       Scott Weatherhogge
sws@battelle.de                                                Steffen Schilke
szhan@watdragon.uwaterloo.ca                                       Siming Zhan
taf@cyberlink.win.net                                           thomas fenrich
takata@leland.stanford.edu                                        Azumi Takata
tchilder@sybase.com                                               Tom Childers
tedlaw@vnet.ibm.com                                                           
tedm@oasys.sa-htn.valmet.com                                            Ted Ma
tenberg@hot.gun.de                                              Helmut Tenberg
teng@iastate.edu                                                Soon Chye Teng
thanasis@cs.ucsb.edu                                    Athanassios Poulakidas
thpalpa@alexander.ntua.gr                                Palpanas Themistoklis
timurtas@stu.beloit.edu                                        Nevzat Timurtas
tinle@sj.unisys.com                                                     Tin Le
tmeadow@bearriver.com                                              Tony Meadow
tolias@eng.auth.gr                                            Yannis A. Tolias
tomd@dfhake.pls.com                                              Tom Donaldson
tommc@hpcvusc.cv.hp.com                                          Tom McFarland
tommi@paju.oulu.fi                                             Tommi Kaikkonen
trin@nwg.nectec.or.th                                          Trin Tantsetthi
tsarcho@dfki.uni-kl.de                                Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos
Tung-Ho.Shih@cl.cam.ac.uk                                         Tung-Ho Shih
vangelis@iit.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr                      Mr. Vangelis Karkaletsis 
vellfe@essex.ac.uk                                          Fragkiskos Vellis 
viggo@nada.kth.se                                                   Viggo Kann
vijay@sybase.com                                             Vijay Raghavendra
villalon@crl.com                                                Craig Villalon
VITALI.MATSARSKI@itu.ch                                       Vitali Matsarski
VVASAN@us.oracle.com                                        Venkataraman Vasan
walra%moacs11@nl.net                                              Waldi Ravens
walter_gillett@mathworks.com                                    Walter Gillett
warraich@POSEIDON.CS.TAMU.EDU                           Khalid Sarwar Warraich
wbriggs@cse.uta.edu                                                Will Briggs
wu@nevisn.nevis.columbia.edu                                         Qiuwen Wu
xiaofei@ifcss.org                                                 XiaoFei Wang
xiaokun@stats.gla.ac.uk                                            Xiaokun Zhu
xjzhu@jeeves.uwaterloo.ca                                          Xiaojun Zhu
Yadallee%Gallif@ersys.edmonton.ab.ca                     Dave Shariff Yadallee
yanni@db.toronto.edu                                                 Yanni Jew
yaz@phoenix.oulu.fi                                           Tuomas Kaikkonen
yergeau@phy.ulaval.ca                                         Francois Yergeau
ygz@cs.purdue.edu                                              Yongguang Zhang
yhat@vergina.eng.auth.gr                                    Yannis Hatzopoulos
yhcho@iss.nus.sg                                          Cho Yun Hin - guojin
YOSHM@accent.co.il                                            J. Y. Mantinband
yupatri@ecf.toronto.edu                                             Patrick Yu
za2mhb2h@ibmmail.com                                            Argiris Goulis

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catseye@minerva.cis.yale.edu.                                   Mark Kupferman
crouchkp@flidh102.delcoelect.com                        Kenneth P. Crouch, Jr.
devuns@alsys.fr                                                 Olivier Devuns
hansenr@ohsu.edu                                                 Robert Hansen
jim@draco.bison.mb.ca                                             Jim Jaworski
jmaynard@nyx10.cs.du.edu                                           Jay Maynard
jrh@netcom.com                                             John R. Hendrickson
jrm@globalvillag.com                                        John MacWilliamson
julian@bongo.tele.com                                          Julian Macassey
richk@icad.com                                                Rich Kasperowski
rob@msc.cornell.edu                                                 Rob Vaughn
smarry@turing.toronto.edu                                       Marc Moorcroft
stainles@bga.com                                                  Dwight Brown
WARD@ernie.van.forintek.ca                                        Ward Q. Bush

Abstained
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jdl@wam.umd.edu                                                       Jonathan
mmt@redbrick.com                                          Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS


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abragad@di.unipi.it                                                           
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behunin@oodis01.hill.af.mil                                  Roland L. Behunin
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bettyj@ord.gov                                                   Betty B. Jean
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bmcgibbon@cix.compulink.co.uk                                   Barry McGibbon
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gnichols@nermal.santarosa.edu                                   George Nichols
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jd@eremita.demon.co.uk                                           John Delacour
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jfurr@acpub.duke.edu                                                 Joel Furr
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joyce@x.co.uk                                                    Joyce Pashley
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kum@cs.umd.edu                                              Michael Kudryashev
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limon@brivs2.bartol.udel.edu                                     Michele Limon
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OAK3489@ritvax.bitnet                                             A.O. K'o'ker
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ozturanc@cs.rpi.edu                                                Can Ozturan
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tomfitzm@aol.com                                               Tom FitzMaurice
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toshio@info.anu.edu.au                                          Toshio Takagi>
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yuany@rs1.rz.uni-hohenheim.de                                     Yanping Yuan
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