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From [email protected] Tue Jul 13 23:24:08 1993 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Mohan Sodhi) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,sci.math.num-analysis,sci.engr.manufacturing,comp.parallel,sci.econ.research Subject: RFD: sci.math.ops-research Followup-To: news.groups Date: 13 Jul 1993 23:11:57 -0400 Organization: UCLA Microcomputer Support Office Lines: 236 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected], [email protected], 	[email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Summary: Request for Discussion for group for Operations Research Keywords: operations research Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:3791 news.groups:76176 sci.math.num-analysis:9313 sci.engr.manufacturing:148 comp.parallel:7700 sci.econ.research:5  Request for Discussion (RFD): I propose a new Usenet group to serve the needs of the operations research (O.R.) community scattered in industry and academic departments such as Math., Engineering,  Computer Science and Management.  The name and the charter of this group is given below.  I also provide information on the process of  creating a newsgroup and answer some expected questions.  This RFD is being cross-posted to the newsgroups news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, sci.math.num-analysis, sci.engr.manufacturing, comp.parallel, and sci.econ.research, and is being separately mailed to the mailing list ORCS-L.  Table of Contents ----------------- 1. Proposed Name of Group 2. Purpose 3. Where Does the Discussion Take Place 4. What Is The Process Of Creating A Newsgroup 5. What About The Listserv Mailing List (ORCS-L) 6. What Next 7. Who To Contact For Information 8. Acknowledgements (A Partial List) Appendix: Discussion On The Name  1.PROPOSED NAME OF GROUP ========================      sci.math.ops-research    (unmoderated)    [A discussion on this name, and other proposals, is appended at the end]      2.PURPOSE  =========    THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS GROUP IS TO ACT AS THE UMBRELLA GROUP FROM    WHICH DIFFERENT O.R. INTEREST GROUPS WILL BRANCH OFF IN THE FUTURE,    AS ENVISIONED BY THE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE OF THE ORMS BOARD.     In the interim, the newsgroup will support the RESEARCH, APPLICATION    and TEACHING of operations research through the unmoderated exchange    of information through various activities including:    (RESEARCH AND APPLICATION)    -- Posting information about accepted papers    -- Asking questions and posting summaries of replies    -- Posting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and other lists such as          -Ajay Shah's list of Free C/C++ programs for numerical methods          -Arthur Geoffrion's list of mail reflectors relevant to O.R.          -John Gregory's FAQ on LP       Those interested in a particular area could bring out regular FAQs       answering questions or likely questions from those new to their       area.    -- Posting information about ARCHIVES (e.g. those at Rutgers, Bilkent)    (TEACHING)    -- Sharing teaching approaches    -- Announcement of new textbooks; Discussion on existing textbooks    (APPLICATION)    -- New product announcements    -- Users' impressions of commercial software (No advertisements.)    (OTHER)    -- JOB announcements in universities and industry  3. WHERE DOES THE DISCUSSION TAKE PLACE =======================================    The discussion takes place only in the group "news.groups". For those    reading this in other newsgroups, the followup to this RFD will    automatically appear in news.groups.  Those unable to post letters    to news.groups (or other newsgroups) can email to                [email protected]    If you have questions about the newsgroup, you can email me.     (See below)  4. WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF CREATING A NEWSGROUP ============================================== >(a) RFD: Discussion, i.e., public hearing to take place in the newsgroup      news.groups for approximately one month  (b) CFV: Call for votes (the voting period will be about 25 days)  (c) Counting of votes and public display of votes  (d) Announcement of new newsgroup   (a)-->(b) assumes no major disagreements about this newsgroup during  discussion. (c)-->(d) assumes that the vote is favorable., i.e.,                Y > N+100 .and. Y > (2/3)(Y+N)  Y being the number of YES votes, N being the number of NO votes for  the creation of the proposed newsgroup.  5. WHAT ABOUT THE LISTSERV MAILING LIST =======================================   Currently a mailing list (orcs-l on LISTSERV) serves some    members of the O.R. community in the discussion of computational aspects   of O.R.  In the absence of another volunteer, I will cross-post relevant   posts on sci.math.ops-research to ORCS-L and vice-versa.  6. WHAT NEXT ============   Once the discussion is over, and there is agreement over whether there   is need for such a group, and that the name is acceptable, and whether   it should or should not be moderated, the next step is to vote (or if   there is disagreement, a more acceptable proposal will be made.)   Look out for the Call for Votes (CFV).  7. WHO TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION ================================= Please email me if you have any questions at the following address:      [email protected]  8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (A Partial List) ==================================== I am grateful to the following, and to others, too numerous to mention, for their constructive comments and encouragement: (In alphabetical order by 1st name)      Arthur Geoffrion     Chris Bullen     James Bean     Lester Ingber     Mark Moraes     Matthew Saltzmann     Ramesh Sharda     Scott Huddleston     Taner Bilgic --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mohan Sodhi [email protected] Anderson Grad. School of Management UCLA  ========== APPENDIX: DISCUSSION ON THE NAME========================== 27th June '93 ----------------------------- MY POST    -------------------- I am working on creating a new newsgroup for operations research.  So far, the following names have been proposed: 1.   sci.math.ops-research 2.   sci.ops-research 3.   sci.or/ms 4.   sci.or-ms (where "or" stand for operations research, "ms" stand for management science.)  Q1. Are all the names "valid", i.e. acceptable to Usenet readers?  Q2. For the names that are valid, could you order them in decreasing     preference? -------------------------------------------------------------- Some time ago I posted the above seeking help with naming a group that I will be putting up for Discussion soon.  I received a large number of replies with a near-unanimity of opinion. As such, I took the liberty of quoting only from a few responses, rather than collate all the responses. (Etiquette watchers, if this is not the preferred practice, please let me know....I will post all the letters, or least the names of those who responded). Many thanks to those who responded...I have quoted some of them, but have not acknowledged anyone.  I hope the reasoning presented in the quotes will be useful for those searching for valid and acceptable names.  BACKGROUND: Wrangling on the name issue has been going on for some time due to (a) different constituencies (from engr, comp. sci, math., mgt.) of operations research, and (b) the desire to leave "room" to expand into the different sub-areas of operations research with groups such as ..ops-research.linear-programming, or ops-research.stochastics. >From the responses I got, it is clear that that "sci.math.ops-research" is the way to go.   SUMMARY: sci.or/ms is invalid because of the "/", while sci.or-ms is unacceptable because the name is too cryptic.  Both sci.ops-research and sci.math.ops-research are acceptable as names, but there are questions about the desirability of the name "sci.ops-research." The most compelling argument for naming the group under "sci.math." is that "sci.math" may be the best place for people to look for an operations research group. Also, naming the group under sci.math would mean that people who get the sci.math newsfeed would also get the newsgroup in question.  In addition, by proposing the group "sci.ops-research," the onus would be on me to show why operations research deserves its own category under "sci."  The names "misc.management.ops-research" was also suggested.  -Mohan Sodhi  Anderson Grad. School of Management  UCLA  [email protected]  ------------------- SOME QUOTES FROM REPONSES -------------------------  -valid and acceptable are two different things.  1.   sci.math.ops-research  OK.  2.   sci.ops-research  -OK, but less desirable unless you can show that operations research is not a  part of the various disciplines represented at the second level of the sci.*  hierarchy.  -There are always some branches of any field that overlap with other fields. The question one typically asks when locating a newsgroup is:  "where would readers/posters/news-admins logically look for this newsgroup".  Remember, putting it under math means that it will propagate to all sites that get sci.math but not sci.all.  And those are the sites that are most likely to be interested in it.  -	However, placement in the hierarchy is the kind of thing 	that the discussion period is for hashing out.  Go for 	ops-research, initially under sci.* and voice your concerns 	that it might belong under sci.math.*.  I am certain that 	there will be enough discussion on the subject for you to 	make a decision before posting the CFV.  -is kind of stretching the topic (after all, it's a subset of math, right?),  3.   sci.or/ms  Not OK. A / is not valid in a newsgroup name, since each level of that name is  stored as a directory on Unix-based systems, and / is the Unix directory  separator, leading to confusion.   4.   sci.or-ms (where "or" stand for operations research, "ms" stand for management science.)  Legal, but bad; the name of a newsgroup must be understandable not only to  those to whom the group is directed but also to those who have no knowledge of  the subject of the group. In this case, the group would get flooded with  postings asking "what is or-ms?".  Q2. For the names that are valid, could you order them in decreasing     preference?  1, 2, 4. 3 is not acceptable.  -How about a misc group.  From the name, it doesn't sound to me like it should be in a science hierarchy.  Maybe misc.mgmt.operations, or some variant  on that.  Also, isn't there a discussion going on currently about misc.mgmt, or misc.management.  Maybe you could wait for that one to be decided and place yourself under it?  --------------------    END  ---------------------------------  From [email protected] Mon Jul 26 12:21:30 1993 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Mohan Sodhi) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,sci.math.num-analysis,sci.engr.manufacturing,comp.parallel,sci.econ.research,sci.stat.math,sci.nonlinear Subject: 2nd RFD: sci.op-research Followup-To: news.groups Date: 26 Jul 1993 11:51:33 -0400 Organization: UCLA Microcomputer Support Office Lines: 154 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected], [email protected], 	[email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:3868 news.groups:77512 sci.math.num-analysis:9496 sci.engr.manufacturing:188 comp.parallel:7815 sci.econ.research:13 sci.stat.math:43 sci.nonlinear:248  Due to a change in name for the proposed newsgroup from sci.math.ops-research to:             sci.op-research 	    I am posting this second RFD.  The reasons for the change in name are twofold: one, to act in accordance with the recommendations of the Technology Committee of the ORMS Board and the requests of many people who have written asking for the Operations Research group to be in its "own" category, and two, to avoid painful restructuring of the newsgroup when sub-groups are created, as happened with the Statistics, the NeXT and the OS/2 newsgroups recently.  A minor change, the shrinking of "ops" to "op", is to accomodate those who refer to the area as "Operational Research."  Although the proposed name change will now satisfy most O.R. newsgroup readers, the name change is not without cost as some practi- tioners may find it hard to access the newsgroup if their organization gets only "sci.math.*" newsfeeds.  Still, in weighing the pros and cons, I have chosen to go with the new name: might as well do it right the first time!  Another change is the expanded list of newsgroups and mailing lists to which this RFD is being sent in response to requests that I received.  Special thanks go to Craig Willits (Air Force Instt. of Tech.), to David Lawrence (Moderator, news.announce.newgroups) and to readers of the mailing list ORCS-L for making this 2nd RFD possible. ------------------------------------------------------------------- (2nd) Request for Discussion (RFD): I propose a new Usenet group to serve the needs of the operations research (O.R.) community scattered in industry and academic departments such as Math., Engineering,  Computer Science and Management.  The name and the charter of this group is given below.  I also provide information on the process of  creating a newsgroup and answer some expected questions.  This RFD is being cross-posted to the newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, sci.math.num-analysis, sci.engr.manufacturing, comp.parallel, sci.econ.research, sci.stat.math, and sci.nonlinear and is being separately mailed to the mailing lists ORCS-L and [email protected] (Dynamics of Manufacturing Systems.)  Table of Contents ----------------- 1. Proposed Name of Group 2. Purpose 3. Where Does the Discussion Take Place 4. What Is The Process Of Creating A Newsgroup 5. What About The Listserv Mailing List (ORCS-L) 6. What Next 7. Who To Contact For Information 8. Acknowledgements (A Partial List)  1.PROPOSED NAME OF GROUP ========================      sci.op-research    (unmoderated)      2.PURPOSE  =========    THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS GROUP IS TO ACT AS THE UMBRELLA GROUP FROM    WHICH DIFFERENT O.R. INTEREST GROUPS WILL BRANCH OFF IN THE FUTURE,    AS ENVISIONED BY THE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE OF THE ORMS BOARD.     In the interim, the newsgroup will support the RESEARCH, APPLICATION    and TEACHING of operations research through the unmoderated exchange    of information through various activities including:    (RESEARCH AND APPLICATION)    -- Posting information about accepted papers    -- Asking questions and posting summaries of replies    -- Posting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and other lists such as          -Ajay Shah's list of Free C/C++ programs for numerical methods          -Arthur Geoffrion's list of mail reflectors relevant to O.R.          -John Gregory's FAQ on LP       Those interested in a particular area could bring out regular FAQs       answering questions or likely questions from those new to their       area.    -- Posting information about ARCHIVES (e.g. those at Rutgers, Bilkent)    (TEACHING)    -- Sharing teaching approaches    -- Announcement of new textbooks; Discussion on existing textbooks    (APPLICATION)    -- New product announcements    -- Users' impressions of commercial software (No advertisements.)    (OTHER)    -- JOB announcements in universities and industry  3. WHERE DOES THE DISCUSSION TAKE PLACE =======================================    The discussion takes place only in the group "news.groups". For those    reading this in other newsgroups, the followup to this RFD will    automatically appear in news.groups.  Those unable to post letters    to news.groups (or other newsgroups) can email to                [email protected]    If you have questions about the newsgroup, you can email me.     (See below)  4. WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF CREATING A NEWSGROUP ============================================== >(a) RFD: Discussion, i.e., public hearing to take place in the newsgroup      news.groups for approximately one month  (b) CFV: Call for votes (the voting period will be about 25 days)  (c) Counting of votes and public display of votes  (d) Announcement of new newsgroup   (a)-->(b) assumes no major disagreements about this newsgroup during  discussion. (c)-->(d) assumes that the vote is favorable., i.e.,                Y > N+100 .and. Y > (2/3)(Y+N)  Y being the number of YES votes, N being the number of NO votes for  the creation of the proposed newsgroup.  5. WHAT ABOUT THE LISTSERV MAILING LIST =======================================   Currently a mailing list (orcs-l on LISTSERV) serves some    members of the O.R. community in the discussion of computational aspects   of O.R.  In the absence of another volunteer, I will cross-post relevant   posts on sci.op-research to ORCS-L and vice-versa.  6. WHAT NEXT ============   Once the discussion is over, and there is agreement over whether there   is need for such a group, and that the name is acceptable, and whether   it should or should not be moderated, the next step is to vote (or if   there is disagreement, a more acceptable proposal will be made.)   Look out for the Call for Votes (CFV).  7. WHO TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION ================================= Please email me if you have any questions at the following address:      [email protected]  8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (A Partial List) ==================================== I am grateful to the following, and to others, too numerous to mention, for their constructive comments and encouragement: (In alphabetical order by 1st name)      Arthur Geoffrion     Chris Bullen     Craig Willits     David Lawrence     James Bean     Lester Ingber     Mark Moraes     Matthew Saltzmann     Ramesh Sharda     Scott Huddleston     Taner Bilgic --  Mohan Sodhi [email protected] Anderson Grad. School of Management UCLA  From [email protected] Sun Aug  1 20:38:29 1993 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Ian Jackson) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,sci.math.num-analysis,sci.engr.manufacturing,comp.parallel,sci.econ.research,sci.stat.math,sci.nonlinear,sci.econ Subject: CFV: sci.op-research Followup-To: poster Date: 1 Aug 1993 19:21:45 -0400 Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers Lines: 96 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected], [email protected], 	[email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] (automated vote counter) NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:3895 news.groups:77935 sci.math.num-analysis:9588 sci.engr.manufacturing:214 comp.parallel:7879 sci.econ.research:17 sci.stat.math:67 sci.nonlinear:259 sci.econ:18387                              CALL FOR VOTES regarding the proposed creation of the unmoderated newsgroup sci.op-research  Votes must be received by 2359 GMT on Sunday 22nd August 1993.  This Call for Votes will also be sent to the following mailing lists:   ORCS-L ([email protected])     and      [email protected]   CHARTER =======    The main purpose of this group is to act as the umbrella group from    which different operations research interest groups will branch off in    the future, as envisioned by the technology committee of the ORMS    board.     In the interim, the newsgroup will support the RESEARCH, APPLICATION    and TEACHING of operations research through the exchange of information    through various activities including:    (RESEARCH AND APPLICATION)    -- Posting information about accepted papers    -- Asking questions and posting summaries of replies    -- Posting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and other lists such as          -Ajay Shah's list of Free C/C++ programs for numerical methods          -Arthur Geoffrion's list of mail reflectors relevant to O.R.          -John Gregory's FAQ on LP       Those interested in a particular area could bring out regular FAQs       answering questions or likely questions from those new to their       area.    -- Posting information about ARCHIVES (e.g. those at Rutgers,        Bilkent)    (TEACHING)    -- Sharing teaching approaches    -- Announcement of new textbooks; Discussion on existing textbooks    (APPLICATION)    -- New product announcements    -- Users' impressions of commercial software (No advertisements.)    (OTHER)    -- JOB announcements in universities and industry  The group will be UNMODERATED.   Newsgroups line: sci.op-research		Operational Research   VOTING INSTRUCTIONS =================== Cut this out this ballot form, fill in your name and delete the choices that aren't applicable.  Send it to [email protected] If your software honours Reply-To lines you can just reply to this message (please trim the message down, though, if you do it by quoting; I don't need a copy of the whole CFV!).     My name is:     My vote on sci.op-research: yes/no/abstain    End of ballot  The line with your name is mandatory.  Do not insert any blank lines.  Votes posted to newsgroups or mailed to anyone except the vote taker will not be counted. Votes for a group with a different name to that shown above will likewise not be counted.  You will receive an acknowledgement of your vote by email; A mass acknowledgement will be posted during the voting period; at the end of the voting period a complete list of votes will be published.  You may only vote once and only from one address, if you have several. The end of the voting period is specified at the top of this CFV.   CONTACT INFORMATION =================== This vote is being conducted by Ian Jackson <[email protected]>, a neutral third party, with possible assistance from Ron Dippold <[email protected]>.  Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the voting procedure or about particular votes.  Please contact the proposer, Mohan Sodhi <[email protected]>, if you have questions about the proposed group.  Mohan Sodhi is grateful to the following, and to others, too numerous to mention, for their constructive comments and encouragement: (In alphabetical order by 1st name):  Arthur Geoffrion, Chris Bullen, Craig Willits, David Lawrence, James  Bean, Lester Ingber, Mark Moraes, Matthew Saltzmann, Ramesh Sharda,  Ron Dippold, Scott Huddleston, Taner Bilgic.  -- Ian Jackson   [email protected]   ...!uknet!cam-orl!iwj acting as vote taker for sci.op-research under the auspices of UVV. These opinions are not necessarily those of Olivetti Research Ltd.   From [email protected] Tue Aug 10 15:40:28 1993 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Ian Jackson) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,sci.math.num-analysis,sci.engr.manufacturing,comp.parallel,sci.econ.research,sci.stat.math,sci.nonlinear,sci.econ Subject: 2nd CFV: sci.op-research Followup-To: poster Date: 10 Aug 1993 11:29:57 -0400 Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers Lines: 400 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected], [email protected], 	[email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> References: <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] (automated vote counter) NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:3924 news.groups:78392 sci.math.num-analysis:9712 sci.engr.manufacturing:233 comp.parallel:7943 sci.econ.research:23 sci.stat.math:94 sci.nonlinear:268 sci.econ:18570                          2nd and FINAL CALL FOR VOTES   		        and Mass Vote Acknowledgement regarding the proposed creation of the unmoderated newsgroup sci.op-research  Votes must be received by 2359 GMT on Sunday 22nd August 1993.  This Call for Votes will also be sent to the following mailing lists:   ORCS-L ([email protected])     and      [email protected]   CHARTER =======    The main purpose of this group is to act as the umbrella group from    which different operations research interest groups will branch off in    the future, as envisioned by the technology committee of the ORMS    board.     In the interim, the newsgroup will support the RESEARCH, APPLICATION    and TEACHING of operations research through the exchange of information    through various activities including:    (RESEARCH AND APPLICATION)    -- Posting information about accepted papers    -- Asking questions and posting summaries of replies    -- Posting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and other lists such as          -Ajay Shah's list of Free C/C++ programs for numerical methods          -Arthur Geoffrion's list of mail reflectors relevant to O.R.          -John Gregory's FAQ on LP       Those interested in a particular area could bring out regular FAQs       answering questions or likely questions from those new to their       area.    -- Posting information about ARCHIVES (e.g. those at Rutgers,        Bilkent)    (TEACHING)    -- Sharing teaching approaches    -- Announcement of new textbooks; Discussion on existing textbooks    (APPLICATION)    -- New product announcements    -- Users' impressions of commercial software (No advertisements.)    (OTHER)    -- JOB announcements in universities and industry  The group will be UNMODERATED.   Newsgroups line: sci.op-research		Operational Research   VOTING INSTRUCTIONS =================== Cut this out this ballot form, fill in your name and delete the choices that aren't applicable.  Send it to [email protected] If your software honours Reply-To lines you can just reply to this message (please trim the message down, though, if you do it by quoting; I don't need a copy of the whole CFV!).     My name is:     My vote on sci.op-research: yes/no/abstain    End of ballot  The line with your name is mandatory.  Do not insert any blank lines.  Votes posted to newsgroups or mailed to anyone except the vote taker will not be counted. Votes for a group with a different name to that shown above will likewise not be counted.  You will receive an acknowledgement of your vote by email; A mass acknowledgement will be posted during the voting period; at the end of the voting period a complete list of votes will be published.  You may only vote once and only from one address, if you have several. The end of the voting period is specified at the top of this CFV.   CONTACT INFORMATION =================== This vote is being conducted by Ian Jackson <[email protected]>, a neutral third party, with possible assistance from Ron Dippold <[email protected]>.  Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the voting procedure or about particular votes.  Please contact the proposer, Mohan Sodhi <[email protected]>, if you have questions about the proposed group.  Mohan Sodhi is grateful to the following, and to others, too numerous to mention, for their constructive comments and encouragement: (In alphabetical order by 1st name):  Arthur Geoffrion, Chris Bullen, Craig Willits, David Lawrence, James  Bean, Lester Ingber, Mark Moraes, Matthew Saltzmann, Ramesh Sharda,  Ron Dippold, Scott Huddleston, Taner Bilgic.   VOTES RECEIVED SO FAR ===================== Ballots have been received and recorded from the following users.  If  - you voted before 1200GMT on Sunday 8th August  - you have not received a personal acknowledgement and  - your name does not appear in this list please send in your vote again.  Be careful to follow the instructions above precisely; your vote will be interpreted by a program (which will send back a confirmation or error report for all ballots received).  No negative acknowledgements of incorrectly formatted ballots have been returned to me, the vote-taker, as undeliverable.  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Jones               [email protected] Wyn Owen                       [email protected] Yellamraju Muralikrishna       [email protected]  Zehai Zhou                     [email protected] [email protected] (Geraldo Veiga) [email protected] [email protected] (Julian Macassey) [email protected]  srinivas rajagopal             [email protected] [email protected] (Jan Vink)    [email protected] --  Ian Jackson   [email protected]   ...!uknet!cam-orl!iwj acting as vote taker for sci.op-research under the auspices of UVV. These opinions are not necessarily those of Olivetti Research Ltd.  From [email protected] Tue Aug 24 17:15:07 1993 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Ian Jackson) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,sci.math.num-analysis,sci.engr.manufacturing,comp.parallel,sci.econ.research,sci.stat.math,sci.nonlinear,sci.econ Subject: RESULT: sci.op-research passes 486:12 Followup-To: news.groups Date: 24 Aug 1993 13:59:59 -0400 Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers Lines: 595 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected], [email protected], 	[email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> References: <[email protected]> <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:3972 news.groups:79879 sci.math.num-analysis:9901 sci.engr.manufacturing:272 comp.parallel:8114 sci.econ.research:35 sci.stat.math:169 sci.nonlinear:290 sci.econ:18818  The proposed unmoderated newsgroup sci.op-research has passed its vote for creation by 486 votes in favour to 12 votes against, with 2 abstentions.  In all, 500 votes were cast.  There will now be a 5 day waiting period for objections to be raised regarding the conduct of the vote.  Barring any improprieties David Lawrence will then issue the newsgroup creation message.   CHARTER =======    The main purpose of this group is to act as the umbrella group from    which different operations research interest groups will branch off in    the future, as envisioned by the technology committee of the ORMS    board.     In the interim, the newsgroup will support the RESEARCH, APPLICATION    and TEACHING of operations research through the exchange of information    through various activities including:    (RESEARCH AND APPLICATION)    -- Posting information about accepted papers    -- Asking questions and posting summaries of replies    -- Posting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and other lists such as          -Ajay Shah's list of Free C/C++ programs for numerical methods          -Arthur Geoffrion's list of mail reflectors relevant to O.R.          -John Gregory's FAQ on LP       Those interested in a particular area could bring out regular FAQs       answering questions or likely questions from those new to their       area.    -- Posting information about ARCHIVES (e.g. those at Rutgers,        Bilkent)    (TEACHING)    -- Sharing teaching approaches    -- Announcement of new textbooks; Discussion on existing textbooks    (APPLICATION)    -- New product announcements    -- Users' impressions of commercial software (No advertisements.)    (OTHER)    -- JOB announcements in universities and industry  The group will be UNMODERATED.   Newsgroups line: sci.op-research		Operational Research   CONTACT INFORMATION =================== This vote was conducted by Ian Jackson <[email protected]>, a neutral third party.  Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the voting procedure or about particular votes.  Please contact the proposer, Mohan Sodhi <[email protected]>, if you have questions about the proposed group.  Mohan Sodhi is grateful to the following, and to others, too numerous to mention, for their constructive comments and encouragement: (In alphabetical order by 1st name):  Arthur Geoffrion, Chris Bullen, Craig Willits, David Lawrence, James  Bean, Lester Ingber, Mark Moraes, Matthew Saltzmann, Ramesh Sharda,  Ron Dippold, Scott Huddleston, Taner Bilgic.   LIST OF VOTERS ==============  The following people voted more than once.  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