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This is a request for discussion of a new newsgroup, 
comp.infosystems.wais, to discuss the Wide Area Information
System ("WAIS"), a project from Thinking Machines.

There's current discussion going on in alt.wais, which
has been reasonably good quality and fairly widespread
interest.  Moving this discussion to a mainstream
comp.* newsgroup should make it easier for people to
figure out what it is about and to get access to the discussion.

WAIS is a client-server searching system based on the Z39.50
protocol.  There are about 150 WAIS servers on the Internet
right now, providing full-text search access to newsgroup
archives, standards documents, graphics, sound, and biologicial
science data.  New servers are coming on line weekly.  There
are WAIS clients for X Windows, NeXT, Macintosh, and MS Windows,
and gateways from WAIS to other distributed information systems
like World Wide Web and (hopefully soon) Gopher.

Discussion about the name should go to news.groups; 
talk about content should stay in the existing alt.wais group.

Thanks to Jim Ault for prodding me into doing this.

From [email protected] Sat Apr  4 03:31:07 1992
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Subject: CFV:  comp.infosystems.wais
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Charter:

For discussion of WAIS, the Wide Area Information System, a networked
full text retreival system developed by Thinking Machines and Apple,
and which is currently being discussed in alt.wais.  

WAIS uses the Z39.50 query protocol to do full text searches between
clients and servers.  There are over 150 servers running on the Internet
today, and with WAIS you can find everything from recipes to RFCs.
It has proven to be particularly useful for providing access to large
text archives like newsgroup and mailing list archives.

WAIS discussion is currently going on in the newsgroup "alt.wais" and
the mailing lists "[email protected]" and
"[email protected]quake.think.com".  The new newsgroup "comp.infosystems.wais"
will replace alt.wais if it has been created. 

More information about WAIS, including sources for the server and browser
software, can be found in
	think.com:/wais/
for anonymous FTP.  WAIS servers can also be queried with "gopher" 
(see alt.gopher), World Wide Web clients (see info.cern.ch:/pub/WWW/),
Hyperbole (see alt.hypertext et al), and a number of other systems
which build on top of these.  

Voting:

Voting will run 30 days as per the usual routine.  All votes must be
received by 22 April 1992, 23:59 GMT.

Yes votes should be sent to
	[email protected]
No votes should be sent to
	[email protected]
Summaries will be posted during the voting period as is customary.

All questions regarding the administration of the vote should go to
me, [email protected] (Edward Vielmetti), and not to any of the discussion
groups.  Any purely routine matters of vote administration get hashed
out in news.groups.

Thanks.

-- 
Edward Vielmetti, vice president for research, MSEN Inc. [email protected]
      MSEN Inc., 628 Brooks, Ann Arbor MI  48103 +1 313 741 1120
"Not to panic.  Networking will eventually get to Michigan.  Remember
 the decades it took IBM to discover virtual memory."  Randy Bush

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This is an acknowlegement of votes received for comp.infosystems.wais,
a newsgroup to discuss the WAIS Wide Area Information System and other
Z39.50 query systems.

Real discussion is going on right now in alt.wais, if you want to
join in. 

--Ed

--
Edward Vielmetti, vice president for research, MSEN Inc. [email protected]
      MSEN Inc., 628 Brooks, Ann Arbor MI  48103 +1 313 741 1120
   "Boolean RPN Searches Rule -- NOT!"  Simon Spero, _Wayne's WAIS_
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"(Arnold Bloemer)" 
"Gregory R. Weiss" 
"Jim Carroll" 
"Jonathan I. Kamens" 
"Joseph R. Massi" 
"Michael Grice" 
"Peter Marshall CCS UWO" 
"Spencer W. Thomas" 
"Steven J. Dovich" 
"Stewart M. Clamen" 
"a.e.mossberg" 
"t. linn" 
(Don Wells)[email protected]
(John Purlia)[email protected]
 (Eli Messinger)

Alessandro Berni 
Anders Ardo 
Andreas Bjorklind 
Andreas Haug 
Andrew Draskoy 
Andy Malis 
Andy Rutter 
Anthony Baxter 
Axel Belinfante 
Barry Prescott 
Bernfried Neukaeter 
Brendan Kehoe 
Brewster Kahle 
[email protected]
Chris TerMaat 
Dan Grim 
[email protected] (Dan Pritchett)
Danny Schwendener 
Danny Thomas 
David Bremner 
David Datta 
David Gurr 
David Sewell 
Dennis Shiao 
Dick Dramstad 
[email protected]
Eamonn 
Ed Anselmo 
Eelco van Asperen 
Frank Dunn 
Fred Heutte 
Fred Jaggi 
GONTER%[email protected] (Gerhard Gonter)
Gary Capell 
George Michaelson 
Gess Shankar 
Greg Isett 
Harald Nordgard-Hansen 
Harry Morris 
[email protected]
[email protected]
Ian Donaldson 
Icarus Sparry 
[email protected]
James Ault 
Jay Elvove 
Jeff Graves 
Jeff Wasilko 
Joachim Schrod 
Jody Worthen 
Joe Hanus/Microbial Germplasm Database 
John G Dobnick 
John Noerenberg 
John Plate 
John Stanley 
Jonathan Kochmer 
Jonny Goldman 
Jyrki Kuoppala 
[email protected]
Kai 'Kaizzu' Kein{nen 
Keith Decker 
L L Campbell 
Larry Masinter 
Lars-Gunnar Olsson 
Lou Rosenfeld 
Luc Ottavj 
[email protected] (Martin Kooij)
Marianne Boudot 
Marilyn Martin 
[email protected]
Markus Stumpf 
Mathias Koerber 
Matt Heffron 
Matthew Lewis 
Maurice Rich 
Michael Gauges 
Michael Henry 
Michelangelo Grigni 
Mike Newman 
Mike Walker 
Mowgli Assor 
Paul Jones 
Paul Shields 
[email protected]
Petri Ojala 
Prof. Dr. Norbert Fuhr 
Richard Elling 
Richard Sikorski 
Ross Paterson 
Rupert G. Goldie 
[email protected] (Stan van de Burgt)
Scott Draves 
Scott Draves 
Scott Erickson 
Scott J. Kramer  (())
Sheryl Rose 
Shmuel Browns 
Sridhar Venkataraman 
Stefan Esser 
Steve Cisler 
Steve Feldon 
Steve Hanson 
Steve Petersen 
Ted Zateslo 
[email protected]
Tom Limoncelli 
[email protected]
Uwe Geuder 
Vicki Hutchison 
Victor Scott Gregg 
[email protected]
[email protected] (Allan E Johannesen)
[email protected] (Jean-Marc Alliot)
[email protected] (Jeff Beckley)
[email protected] (David Blackman)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Brian Smithson)
[email protected] (Bryan Thompson)
[email protected]
[email protected] (richard)
[email protected] (Curt Canada)
[email protected] (Chris Buckley)
[email protected] (Jeff Kellem)
[email protected] (Ed Costello)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Carl Witty)
[email protected] (David Lamb)
[email protected] (Dave Sisson)
[email protected] (David Hoekman)
[email protected] (Jim Davis)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Dave Joyce)
[email protected] (Fred Douglis)
[email protected] (David Friedlander)
[email protected] (Drew Burton)
d[email protected]
[email protected] (Edward Bertsch)
[email protected] (James P. Goltz)
[email protected] (Gary O'Connell)
[email protected] (Paul Holbrook)
[email protected] (Edward J. Huff)
[email protected] (Janne Himanka)
[email protected] (Jeff Gehlhaar)
[email protected] (Jurgen Botz)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (John Ladwig)
[email protected] (James L. Beug)
[email protected] (Jerry M. Carlin)
[email protected] (Joe Smith)
[email protected] (John Franks)
[email protected] (John Heidemann)
[email protected] (Jordan Hayes)
[email protected] (Jeff Suttor)
[email protected] (Joseph R. Justice)
[email protected] (Wolfram Kahl)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ken Fasman)
[email protected] (Klaus-Peter Kossakowski)
[email protected] (Laird Popkin)
[email protected] (Dick Lane)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Lloyd Taylor)
[email protected] (Larry W. Virden, x2487)
[email protected] (Don Sawtelle)
[email protected] (resident.alien)
[email protected] (Mark Erikson)
[email protected] (Michael C. Berch)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ted Morris)
[email protected] (Malcolm Pradhan)
[email protected] (David Muir Sharnoff)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Norbert Broeker)
[email protected] (Bill Owens)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Peter Deutsch)
[email protected] (Bob Peterson)
phil sutherland 
[email protected]
[email protected] (Pierre Uszynski)
[email protected] (Peter Murray)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Scott E. Preece)
[email protected] (Robert Gregory)
[email protected] (Richard H. Miller)
[email protected] (Rob Pawsner)
[email protected] (Roger Holst)
[email protected] (Bob Weiner)
[email protected] (Rod Whitby)
[email protected] (John Greene)
[email protected] (John C. Schultz)
[email protected] (Mark Zimmermann)
[email protected] (Sharan Kalwani)
[email protected] (Simon Leinen)
[email protected] (Simon Michael)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Sven Seelemann)
steff%[email protected] (Stefan Momma)
[email protected] (David Steffen)
[email protected] (Chris Tanner)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ted M. Young)
tero t mononen 
[email protected]
[email protected] (Stephen C. Trier)
[email protected] (Bob Snyder)
[email protected] (T. Scott)
[email protected] (Theodore W. Leung)
[email protected] (Peter Van Epp)
[email protected] (VLADIMIR SLAMECKA)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Will Estes)
widener!anagld.analytics.com!rcsmith (Ray Smith)
widener!isasun-1.edm.isac.ca!ken
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widener!uunet.UU.NET!polari!january (Jamie Pehling)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Willem Jan Withagen)
[email protected] (The Wolfe of the Den)
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Subject: RESULT:  comp.infosystems.wais passes 291: 4
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Here's the results for the comp.infosystems.wais newsgroup, which
passed by a healthy margin.  

WAIS is a distributed full-text search system based on the Z39.50
protocol.  There are on the order of 200 public servers scattered
around the world which provide a straightforward way to search through
mailing list and newsgroup archives, network directories and catalogs,
poetry, weather, back issues of the Communications of the ACM, and
a variety of other stuff.  

Discussion will migrate from alt.wais to the new group once it's created.

Thanks to all who voted.

--Ed

No votes (4):

Harald Nordgard-Hansen 
Rodney Chen 
[email protected] (Dave Joyce)
[email protected]

Yes votes (291):

"(Arnold Bloemer)" 
"Aaron Dickey, still alive" 
"Gregory R. Weiss" 
"Jim Carroll" 
"John Clement, EDUCOM K-12 Networking Project" 
"Jonathan I. Kamens" 
"Joseph R. Massi" 
"Mark Colvson" 
"Mark P. McCahill" 
"Michael Grice" 
"Peter Marshall CCS UWO" 
"Peter Scott/Manager,Small Systems/U Sask Lib/5920" 
"Scott Finet, CSU Law Library" 
"Spencer W. Thomas" 
"Steven J. Dovich" 
"Stewart M. Clamen" 
"a.e.mossberg" 
"t. linn" 
(Don Wells)[email protected]
(John Purlia)[email protected]
 (Eli Messinger)

Alessandro Berni 
Anders Ardo 
Andreas Bjorklind 
Andreas Haug 
Andrew Draskoy 
Andy Malis 
Andy Rutter 
Anthony Baxter 
Axel Belinfante 
[email protected]
Barry Prescott 
Bernfried Neukaeter 
Billy Barron - VAX/UNIX Systems Manager 
Brendan Kehoe 
Brewster Kahle 
[email protected]
Chris TerMaat 
Dan Grim 
[email protected] (Dan Pritchett)
Danny Schwendener 
Danny Thomas 
David Bremner 
David Datta 
David Gurr 
David Sewell 
David Williams 
Dennis Shiao 
Dick Dramstad 
[email protected]
Eamonn 
Ed Anselmo 
Eelco van Asperen 
Frank Dunn 
Fred Heutte 
Fred Jaggi 
GONTER%[email protected] (Gerhard Gonter)
Gary Capell 
George Michaelson 
George Rickerson 
Gess Shankar 
Greg Isett 
Harry Morris 
[email protected]
[email protected]
Ian Donaldson 
Icarus Sparry 
[email protected]
JOANNA 
James Ault 
Jan Nicolai Langfeldt 
Jay Elvove 
Jeff Graves 
Jeff Wasilko 
Jess Anderson 
Joachim Schrod 
Jody Worthen 
Joe Hanus/Microbial Germplasm Database 
John Danner 
John DiMarco 
John G Dobnick 
John Hasley
John Noerenberg 
John Plate 
John Stanley 
Jonathan Kochmer 
Jonny Goldman 
Juergen Christoffel 
Jyrki Kuoppala 
[email protected]
Kai 'Kaizzu' Kein{nen 
Keith Decker 
L L Campbell 
Larry Masinter 
Lars-Gunnar Olsson 
Lasse Hiller|e Petersen 
Lou Rosenfeld 
Luc Ottavj 
[email protected] (Martin Kooij)
Marianne Boudot 
Marilyn Martin 
[email protected]
Markus Stumpf 
Mathias Koerber 
Matt Heffron 
Matthew Farwell 
Matthew Freedman {IS} 
Matthew Lewis 
Maurice Rich 
Michael Gauges 
Michael Henry 
Michelangelo Grigni 
Mike Newman 
Mike Walker 
Mowgli Assor 
[email protected]
Paul Jones 
Paul Shields 
[email protected]
Petri Ojala 
Prof. Dr. Norbert Fuhr 
Reg Quinton 
Richard Elling 
Richard Sikorski 
Robin Valere laa-slc-bsa 
Ross Paterson 
Rupert G. Goldie 
[email protected] (Stan van de Burgt)
[email protected]
Scott Draves 
Scott Erickson 
Scott J. Kramer  (())
Sheryl Rose 
Shmuel Browns 
Sridhar Venkataraman 
Stefan Esser 
Sterling IMD 
Steve Cisler 
Steve Feldon 
Steve Hanson 
Steve Petersen 
Ted Zateslo 
[email protected]
Thomas Richter 
[email protected]
Tom Limoncelli 
[email protected]
Toni Emerson 
Uwe Geuder 
Vicki Hutchison 
Victor Scott Gregg 
[email protected]
[email protected] (Allan E Johannesen)
[email protected] (Jean-Marc Alliot)
[email protected] (Jeff Beckley)
[email protected] (David Blackman)
[email protected]
[email protected]
boorstein%[email protected] (Joan Boorstein)
[email protected] (Brian Smithson)
[email protected] (Bryan Thompson)
[email protected]
[email protected] (richard)
[email protected] (Curt Canada)
[email protected] (Chris Buckley)
[email protected] (Jeff Kellem)
[email protected] (Ed Costello)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Carl Witty)
[email protected] (David Lamb)
[email protected] (Dave Sisson)
[email protected] (David Hoekman)
[email protected] (Jim Davis)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Arjan de Vet)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Fred Douglis)
[email protected] (David Friedlander)
[email protected] (Drew Burton)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Edward Bertsch)
[email protected] (fides lawton)
[email protected] (James P. Goltz)
[email protected] (Gary O'Connell)
[email protected] (Gratien D'haese)
gordon linoff 
[email protected] (Gary Stewart)
[email protected] (Eiji Hirai)
[email protected] (Paul Holbrook)
[email protected] (Edward J. Huff)
[email protected] (Janne Himanka)
[email protected] (Jeff Gehlhaar)
[email protected] (Jurgen Botz)
[email protected]
[email protected]na.MIT.EDU
[email protected] (John Ladwig)
[email protected] (James L. Beug)
[email protected] (Jerry M. Carlin)
[email protected] (Joe Smith)
[email protected] (John Franks)
[email protected] (John Heidemann)
[email protected] (Jordan Hayes)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Jeff Suttor)
[email protected] (Joseph R. Justice)
[email protected] (Wolfram Kahl)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ken Fasman)
[email protected] (Klaus-Peter Kossakowski)
[email protected] (Laird Popkin)
[email protected] (Larry Nathanson)
[email protected] (Dick Lane)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Lloyd Taylor)
[email protected] (Larry W. Virden, x2487)
[email protected] (Don Sawtelle)
[email protected] (resident.alien)
[email protected] (Mark Erikson)
[email protected] (Michael C. Berch)
[email protected] (me91m46)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Mac Horn)
[email protected] (Matthew Dustin Morgan)
[email protected] (Ted Morris)
[email protected] (Malcolm Pradhan)
[email protected] (David Muir Sharnoff)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Norbert Broeker)
[email protected] (Bill Owens)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Peter Deutsch)
[email protected] (Bob Peterson)
phil sutherland 
[email protected]
[email protected] (Pierre Uszynski)
[email protected] (Patrick Logan)
[email protected] (Peter Murray)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected] (Scott E. Preece)
[email protected] (Steve Ray)
[email protected] (Ravinder Bhumbla)
[email protected] (Robert Gregory)
[email protected] (Richard H. Miller)
[email protected] (Robert J. Davis)
[email protected] (Rob Pawsner)
[email protected] (Roger Holst)
[email protected] (Bob Weiner)
[email protected] (Rod Whitby)
[email protected] (Richard W. Kuchan)
[email protected] (John Greene)
[email protected] (Joost Schraag)
[email protected] (John C. Schultz)
[email protected] (Mark Zimmermann)
[email protected] (Sharan Kalwani)
[email protected] (Simon Leinen)
[email protected] (Simon Michael)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Mark Smith)
[email protected] (Sven Seelemann)
steff%[email protected] (Stefan Momma)
[email protected] (David Steffen)
[email protected] (Chris Tanner)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Ted M. Young)
tero t mononen 
[email protected]
[email protected] (Tom Albrecht)
[email protected] (Stephen C. Trier)
[email protected] (Bob Snyder)
[email protected] (T. Scott)
[email protected] (Theodore W. Leung)
[email protected] (Joe Accardi)
[email protected] (Peter Van Epp)
[email protected] (VLADIMIR SLAMECKA)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Will Estes)
widener!anagld.analytics.com!rcsmith (Ray Smith)
widener!isasun-1.edm.isac.ca!ken
widener!pnet51.orb.mn.org!ceg
widener!uunet.UU.NET!leahi!bachesta (Jim Bachesta)
widener!uunet.UU.NET!polari!january (Jamie Pehling)
[email protected] (Glee Willis)
[email protected]
[email protected] (Willem Jan Withagen)
[email protected] (Garrett Wollman)
[email protected] (The Wolfe of the Den)
[email protected]

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This is a request for discussion of a new newsgroup, 
comp.infosystems.wais, to discuss the Wide Area Information
System ("WAIS"), a project from Thinking Machines.

There's current discussion going on in alt.wais, which
has been reasonably good quality and fairly widespread
interest.  Moving this discussion to a mainstream
comp.* newsgroup should make it easier for people to
figure out what it is about and to get access to the discussion.

WAIS is a client-server searching system based on the Z39.50
protocol.  There are about 150 WAIS servers on the Internet
right now, providing full-text search access to newsgroup
archives, standards documents, graphics, sound, and biologicial
science data.  New servers are coming on line weekly.  There
are WAIS clients for X Windows, NeXT, Macintosh, and MS Windows,
and gateways from WAIS to other distributed information systems
like World Wide Web and (hopefully soon) Gopher.

Discussion about the name should go to news.groups; 
talk about content should stay in the existing alt.wais group.

Thanks to Jim Ault for prodding me into doing this.

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