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From: Edward Vielmetti 
Subject: RFD: comp.infosystems.* new groups
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Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1992 18:08:30 GMT
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This is a requst for discussion for several new comp.infosystems groups.
A number of alt groups, bit groups, and mailing lists look like they
fit in the comp.infosystems hierarchy, and I'd like to move in a batch
of them.

the groups:

comp.infosystems.hypertext	- (move alt.hypertext)
comp.infosystems.edi		- (move bit.listserv.edi-l)
	EDI is Electronic Data Interchange, an ANSI standard for
	encoding and transmitting data like purchase orders, 
	invoices, requests for quotes, and things like that.
comp.infosystems.hytelnet	- (gateway mailing list) (moderated)
	The HYTELNET project (led by Peter Scott of U Saskatchewan)
	produces a catalog of systems on the internet which can be
	reached by telnet, such as library catalogs and campus information
	systems.  The data is kept in a hypertext format so that smart
	readers / clients can connect directly to the system in question
	once they've located it.  The group would be for updates and
	additions to the catalog, moderated by the current keeprs of the list.
comp.infosystems.cwis		- (move bit.listserv.cwis-l)
	CWIS is "Campus-Wide Information Systems", encompassing systems
	like Yale Enterprise, gopher, Princeton PNN, VTX, and several
	other things used to put information on line for use on campus.
	The mailing list is active and well used, this would simply
	move it to a reasonable place in the news hierarchy and 
	increase the propogation somewhat.

It looks like these might be four mega-votes, so I want to hold off until
a little bit after the new school year starts before I make an official
call.  (The hypertext one may start before that.)  Discussion on the
affected mail lists has been generally positive, so the vote is mostly
to spread the word a little bit wider out.