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From [email protected] Wed Mar 10 20:57:52 1993
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From: [email protected] (Briand T. Sanderson)
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Subject: RFD: sci.data.hdf
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION:

  of Creation of an UNMODERATED Usenet newsgroup called "sci.data.hdf".

  This announcement is cross-posted to the newsgroup
  comp.graphics.visualization where HDF questions occasionally appear.

PURPOSE:

  The purpose of the newsgroup "sci.data.hdf" would be for discussing
  information related to the use of the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF)
  developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  (NCSA). 

  Topics of discussion could include problems encountered using HDF,
  questions about where to get HDF, discussions of specific uses for
  HDF, etc.

  It is anticipated that readers of the group would be scientists (and
  software developers) who use the HDF data format.

RATIONALE:

  HDF is a public domain software system that defines a standard file
  format, the Hierarchical Data Format, designed specifically for
  scientific applications.  Developed at the National Center for
  Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), HDF enjoys wide acceptance in the
  scientific community, having been adopted as a standard by scientists
  and scientific organizations ranging over such diverse fields as
  astronomy, physics, chemistry, medical research, health care, space
  science, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences and environmental
  science.  HDF spans the range of computing platforms from high
  performance computing environments to personal computers."

  It is hoped that the creation of the group, "sci.data.hdf" will
  encourage and facilitate a greater amount of collaboration and sharing
  of information and experience between individuals and groups.

NEWSGROUP CREATION:

  The discussion period will be from February 28, 1993 to March 30, 1993.

  Please post all discussions to "news.groups"

From [email protected] Thu Apr 22 11:41:00 1993
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From: [email protected] (Briand T. Sanderson)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.graphics.visualization
Subject: CFV: sci.data.formats
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CHARTER:

  an UNMODERATED Usenet newsgroup called "sci.data.formats"
  for discussing the modeling, storage, and retrieval of scientific data.

PURPOSE:

  The purpose of the newsgroup "sci.data.formats" would be for discussing
  information related to the use of the scientific data formats such
  as HDF, netCDF, FITS, and various others.

  Topics of discussion could include problems encountered using
  specific formats, questions about where to get the code for data
  format programs, discussions of specific uses of data format
  programs, etc.

  It is anticipated that readers of the group would be scientists (and
  software developers) who use data formats/models such as HDF,
  netCDF, and  other such programs.

RATIONALE:

  There are many data formats designed specifically for
  scientific applications.  Many have been adopted as a standard by 
  scientific organizations ranging over such diverse fields as
  astronomy, physics, chemistry, medical research, health care, space
  science, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences and environmental
  science.  

  It is hoped that the creation of the group, "sci.data.formats" will
  encourage and facilitate a greater amount of collaboration and sharing
  of information and experience between individuals and groups.

VOTING:

   ALL Votes should be sent to:

        [email protected] (A reply to this post should go to this address)

   The Votes will be accepted until Noon UTC on Friday, May 21st. 

   FOR VOTING YES: Please include the following line in your subject:

        I vote YES for the creation of sci.data.formats

   FOR VOTING NO: Please include the following line in your subject:

        I vote NO for the creation of sci.data.formats

   Only the your last vote will be counted. Votes must be unambiguous.

From [email protected] Thu May 20 09:56:14 1993
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From: [email protected] (Briand T. Sanderson)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.graphics.visualization
Subject: 2nd CFV and VOTE ACK: sci.data.formats
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2nd CFV and VOTE ACK: sci.data.formats

VOTE ACKNOWLEGEMENT follows the CFV:

CHARTER:

  an UNMODERATED Usenet newsgroup called "sci.data.formats"
  for discussing the modeling, storage, and retrieval of scientific data.

PURPOSE:

  The purpose of the newsgroup "sci.data.formats" would be for discussing
  information related to the use of the scientific data formats such
  as HDF, netCDF, FITS, and various others.

  Topics of discussion could include problems encountered using
  specific formats, questions about where to get the code for data
  format programs, discussions of specific uses of data format
  programs, etc.

  It is anticipated that readers of the group would be scientists (and
  software developers) who use data formats/models such as HDF,
  netCDF, and  other such programs.

RATIONALE:

  There are many data formats designed specifically for
  scientific applications.  Many have been adopted as a standard by 
  scientific organizations ranging over such diverse fields as
  astronomy, physics, chemistry, medical research, health care, space
  science, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences and environmental
  science.  

  It is hoped that the creation of the group, "sci.data.formats" will
  encourage and facilitate a greater amount of collaboration and sharing
  of information and experience between individuals and groups.

VOTING:

   ALL Votes should be sent to:

        [email protected] (A reply to this post should go to this address)

   The Votes will be accepted until Noon UTC on Friday, May 21st. 

   FOR VOTING YES: Please include the following line in your subject:

        I vote YES for the creation of sci.data.formats

   FOR VOTING NO: Please include the following line in your subject:

        I vote NO for the creation of sci.data.formats

   Only the your last vote will be counted. Votes must be unambiguous.

The following is a list of all voters whose votes were received as of
Monday, May 17th.  They are in no particular order.

Greg Lindahl <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ed McGuire)
[email protected] (Herbert M Petro)
Murray Nesbitt <[email protected]>
Shane Hartman <[email protected]>
Mark M Mehl <[email protected]>
[email protected]
Nigel the Lemur <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Richard Maine)
Rob Knauerhase <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Theo Siebers)
Olivier Arsac <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Axel Dunkel)
Elliotte Rusty Harold <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Jeff Hanson)
[email protected] (Paul J Turner)
"Roger Ray" <[email protected]>
Eric Sink - Invoice <[email protected]>
DaviD W. Sanderson <[email protected]>
David Stern <[email protected]>
Tom Whittaker <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (David Coster)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ilana Stern)
[email protected] (Siamak Khoubyari)
[email protected] ( Kathy Carusone )
[email protected]
[email protected] (Donald Dovey)
[email protected] (Patrick Haggard)
shankar n swamy <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Fazal Majid)
[email protected] (Pete Levinthal)
[email protected] (Richard H. Miller)
[email protected] (Michael E. Botts)
Una Smith <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Gregory C Franklin )
[email protected] (Helen Salter)
[email protected] (Ralph Finch)
[email protected] (Jimmy Sheldon)
[email protected] (Henry Greenside)
[email protected] (Manish Butte)
[email protected] (The Maverick)
B Belaton <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ron Larkin)
[email protected] (Christian Fleischer)
[email protected] (BARRY M. SCHLESINGER)
[email protected] (Alan Davis)
[email protected] (Hank Griffioen 301-513-1669)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Jeff Love, (301) 286-9884)
[email protected]
Lyle Wiedeman <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Cindy Posinski)
Dave Fulker <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Jeff DelPapa)
Cathy Cormack <[email protected]>
[email protected] (vicki halliwell)
[email protected] (David Coster)
[email protected] (Daniel Packman)
Joe St Sauver <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Jim Firestone)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Mitch Giesy)
[email protected] (Glen A. Mortensen)
Anne Messenger <[email protected]>
Russ Rew <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Roland Schweitzer)
[email protected] (Kenneth P. Bowman)
Phil Austin <[email protected]>
Josh Goldstein <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ben Foster)
[email protected] (Galen Gisler)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Petr Janata)
[email protected] (Robert Haskins)
[email protected] (Dean Cutten)
Chris Harris <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Geoff Spedding)
[email protected] (Ron Pfaff)
[email protected] (Joel R. Berendzen)
[email protected] (Frank Warmerdam)
[email protected] (Buck Buchanan)
Susan Jesuroga <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Lakshmi Hughes-STX/EOSDIS/301-286-9996)
Shalini Mayor <[email protected]>
Dave Garver <[email protected]>
Arlindo Dasilva <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Frank Chen)
[email protected] (Simon Tortike)
"giri ramanathan"  <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Barbara Mihalas)
Robert D Stewart <[email protected]>
[email protected] (David M. Glover)
[email protected] (roger g ghanem)
[email protected] (Jim Salem)
[email protected] (Mike Jones)
[email protected] (Jim Watt)
[email protected] (Doug Ilg)
[email protected] (william weibel)
[email protected] (Keith Searight)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Richard P. Signell)
[email protected] (Jan-Willem de Bruijn)
Marc Tischler <[email protected]>
Harry Edmon <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ethan Alpert)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Steve Summit)
[email protected] (Angela Sigmund)
Steve Emmerson <[email protected]>
MS Nadler <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Milind Saraph)
Fred Putnam <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Mike Wirth)
[email protected]
baaqmd%[email protected] (Models)
Robert Chatfield <[email protected]>
Christine C Young <[email protected]>
Bradley Moskowitz <[email protected]>
"Skip J. Cynar"  <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Vera Heinau)
Myron McCallum <[email protected]>
B. Langdon <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ryan McLean)
[email protected] (Joe Fahle)
[email protected]
[email protected] (roger g ghanem)
[email protected] (Mike McCann)
Jim Mansbridge <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Marc Andreessen)
[email protected] (Don Brutzman)
dt4%[email protected] (David E. Goggin)
"Jesus M. Castagnetto M." <[email protected]>
Hardcore Alaskan <[email protected]>
[email protected]
DON S. RETALLACK" <[email protected]>
Bruce Gotwols <[email protected]>
Harvey Davies <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Vodopiutz wolfgang)
[email protected] (Thomas Eder Dipl. bei PS)
Carlie J. Coats, Jr." <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Rich Slywczak)
[email protected] (Fred Knight)
[email protected] (Jonathan Rossi)
[email protected] (Andrea Leone)
[email protected]
"Williams, Geoff" <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Evelyn Wright)
[email protected] (James L. Anderson)
[email protected] (Leslie Robert Lait)
[email protected] (Edward J. Huff)
[email protected] (Nancy Soreide)
Jim Tung <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Steve Masters)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Tim Mooney)
[email protected] (Al Fleig)
[email protected] (John V. Rylko)
[email protected] (John Gallant)
[email protected]
Jorgen Moth <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Hartmut Wilhelms)
[email protected] (Valter Cavecchia)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Alan Bleier)
[email protected] (Dave Hendrix)
[email protected] (T. Brikowski)
[email protected] (Jonathan Rossi)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Gregory G. Woodbury)
[email protected] (Robert H. Jackson)
Alexandros Labrinidis <[email protected]>
Manolis Tsiknakis <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Alan Peery)
[email protected] (Ken Bishop)
[email protected] (Tom Nelson RD)
[email protected] (Keith Grant)
Tom Atwater <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ed Larson)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Joy Crisp)
[email protected] (JOHN GARRETT (513-1692))
[email protected]
[email protected] (Jochen Sack)
[email protected]
[email protected] (dack)
[email protected] (Dana Jacobsen)
[email protected] (Alexandr Kopilovich)

From [email protected] Fri May 28 18:32:46 1993
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From: [email protected] (Briand T. Sanderson)
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Subject: RESULT: sci.data.formats passes 207:12
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The voting period for sci.data.formats is now over.

The (unvalidated) results of the vote for sci.data.formats are as follows:

There were 207 YES votes and 12 NO votes. There will now be a 5 day
waiting period, during which the net will have a chance to
correct any errors in the voter list.

AFTER the waiting period, and if there were no serious objections that
might invalidate the vote, and if 100 more valid YES/create votes were
received than NO/don't create AND at least 2/3 of the total number of
valid votes received are in favor of creation, a newgroup control
message may be sent out.  If the 100 vote margin or 2/3 percentage is
not met, the group should not be created.

The following is the VOTER acknowledgement:

The NO votes were received from:
================================
Greg Lindahl <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ed McGuire)
[email protected] (Herbert M Petro)
Murray Nesbitt <[email protected]>
Shane Hartman <[email protected]>
Mark M Mehl <[email protected]>
[email protected]
"Eric J. Olson" <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Dave Joyce)
Nigel the Lemur <[email protected]>
10
Alan P Barrett <[email protected]>
jfortt <[email protected]>
12

The YES votes were received from:
=================================
[email protected] (Robert F. Benningfield)
[email protected] (Richard Maine)
Rob Knauerhase <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Theo Siebers)
Olivier Arsac <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Axel Dunkel)
Elliotte Rusty Harold <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Jeff Hanson)
[email protected] (Paul J Turner)
"Roger Ray" <[email protected]>
10
Eric Sink - Invoice <[email protected]>
DaviD W. Sanderson <[email protected]>
David Stern <[email protected]>
Tom Whittaker <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (David Coster)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ilana Stern)
[email protected] (Siamak Khoubyari)
[email protected] ( Kathy Carusone )
20
[email protected]
[email protected] (Donald Dovey)
[email protected] (Patrick Haggard)
shankar n swamy <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Fazal Majid)
[email protected] (Pete Levinthal)
[email protected] (Richard H. Miller)
[email protected] (Michael E. Botts)
Una Smith <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Gregory C Franklin )
30
[email protected] (Helen Salter)
[email protected] (Ralph Finch)
[email protected] (Jimmy Sheldon)
[email protected] (Henry Greenside)
[email protected] (Manish Butte)
[email protected] (The Maverick)
B Belaton <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ron Larkin)
[email protected] (Christian Fleischer)
40
[email protected] (BARRY M. SCHLESINGER)
[email protected] (Alan Davis)
[email protected] (Hank Griffioen 301-513-1669)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Jeff Love, (301) 286-9884)
[email protected]
Lyle Wiedeman <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Cindy Posinski)
Dave Fulker <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Jeff DelPapa)
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Cathy Cormack <[email protected]>
[email protected] (vicki halliwell)
[email protected] (David Coster)
[email protected] (Daniel Packman)
Joe St Sauver <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Jim Firestone)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Mitch Giesy)
[email protected] (Glen A. Mortensen)
Anne Messenger <[email protected]>
60
Russ Rew <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Roland Schweitzer)
[email protected] (Kenneth P. Bowman)
Phil Austin <[email protected]>
Josh Goldstein <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ben Foster)
[email protected] (Galen Gisler)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Petr Janata)
[email protected] (Robert Haskins)
70
[email protected] (Dean Cutten)
Chris Harris <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Geoff Spedding)
[email protected] (Ron Pfaff)
[email protected] (Joel R. Berendzen)
[email protected] (Frank Warmerdam)
[email protected] (Buck Buchanan)
Susan Jesuroga <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Lakshmi Hughes-STX/EOSDIS/301-286-9996)
Shalini Mayor <[email protected]>
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Dave Garver <[email protected]>
Arlindo Dasilva <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Frank Chen)
[email protected] (Simon Tortike)
"giri ramanathan"  <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Barbara Mihalas)
Robert D Stewart <[email protected]>
[email protected] (David M. Glover)
[email protected] (roger g ghanem)
[email protected] (Jim Salem)
90
[email protected] (Mike Jones)
[email protected] (Jim Watt)
[email protected] (Doug Ilg)
[email protected] (william weibel)
[email protected] (Keith Searight)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Richard P. Signell)
[email protected] (Jan-Willem de Bruijn)
Marc Tischler <[email protected]>
Harry Edmon <[email protected]>
100
[email protected] (Ethan Alpert)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Steve Summit)
[email protected] (Angela Sigmund)
Steve Emmerson <[email protected]>
MS Nadler <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Milind Saraph)
Fred Putnam <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Mike Wirth)
110
[email protected]
baaqmd%[email protected] (Models)
Robert Chatfield <[email protected]>
Christine C Young <[email protected]>
Bradley Moskowitz <[email protected]>
"Skip J. Cynar"  <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Vera Heinau)
Myron McCallum <[email protected]>
B. Langdon <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ryan McLean)
120
[email protected] (Joe Fahle)
[email protected]
[email protected] (roger g ghanem)
[email protected] (Mike McCann)
Jim Mansbridge <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Marc Andreessen)
[email protected] (Don Brutzman)
dt4%[email protected] (David E. Goggin)
"Jesus M. Castagnetto M." <[email protected]>
Hardcore Alaskan <[email protected]>
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[email protected]
DON S. RETALLACK" <[email protected]>
Bruce Gotwols <[email protected]>
Harvey Davies <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Vodopiutz wolfgang)
[email protected] (Thomas Eder Dipl. bei PS)
Carlie J. Coats, Jr." <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Rich Slywczak)
[email protected] (Fred Knight)
[email protected] (Jonathan Rossi)
140
[email protected] (Andrea Leone)
[email protected]
"Williams, Geoff" <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Evelyn Wright)
[email protected] (James L. Anderson)
[email protected] (Leslie Robert Lait)
[email protected] (Edward J. Huff)
[email protected] (Nancy Soreide)
Jim Tung <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Steve Masters)
150
[email protected]
[email protected] (Tim Mooney)
[email protected] (Al Fleig)
[email protected] (John V. Rylko)
[email protected] (John Gallant)
[email protected]
Jorgen Moth <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Hartmut Wilhelms)
[email protected] (Valter Cavecchia)
[email protected]
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[email protected] (Alan Bleier)
[email protected] (Dave Hendrix)
[email protected] (T. Brikowski)
[email protected] (Jonathan Rossi)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Gregory G. Woodbury)
[email protected] (Robert H. Jackson)
Alexandros Labrinidis <[email protected]>
Manolis Tsiknakis <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Alan Peery)
170
[email protected] (Ken Bishop)
[email protected] (Tom Nelson RD)
[email protected] (Keith Grant)
Tom Atwater <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Ed Larson)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Joy Crisp)
[email protected] (JOHN GARRETT (513-1692))
[email protected]
[email protected] (Jochen Sack)
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[email protected]
[email protected] (dack)
[email protected] (Dana Jacobsen)
[email protected] (Alexandr Kopilovich)
"Robin Corbet" <[email protected]>
Keith R. Crosley <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Bob Marshall)
[email protected]
[email protected] <William Hsu>
[email protected] (Don Wells)
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[email protected] (Gregory D. Sjaardema)
[email protected] (Molly Hardman)
[email protected] (Craig Kunitani)
[email protected]
[email protected] (A. M. Mughal)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Brad Wallet)
[email protected] (Marc Cooper)
[email protected] (David Coker)
Chris Pelkie <[email protected]>
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[email protected]
Simon Clift <[email protected]>
J M Lake <[email protected]>
[email protected]
[email protected]
Jean Louis Paquelin <[email protected]>
[email protected] (Tero Siili, Ilmatieteen laitos / GEO)
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