RFD comp.databases.btrieve

                REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                unmoderated group comp.databases.btrieve

Newsgroup line:
comp.databases.btrieve    Pervasive Software client/server development.

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of a
world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup comp.databases.btrieve.  
This is not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.
Procedural details are below.

RATIONALE: comp.databases.btrieve

As client/server computing has grown to be an important facet of the
business community, Pervasive Software Inc's client/server development,
reporting and database tools have become of major importance to the
business and software development community.

Because of the wide range of applications in which Pervasive's products may
be used, there is a need for a forum in which to discuss problems
associated with application development. This forum will serve as a place
for users of Pervasive's products to solve problems and share ideas. It is
hoped this forum will be a place Pervasive will use to aid their customers
and to solicit information about those customers' needs. The rationale in
choosing the name comp.databases.btrieve for the newsgroup is derived from
the fact that client/server computing usually involves accessing databases.
In the case of Pervasive's products, Btrieve is the primary tool for
implementing this access; it will also be the appropriate place to discuss
the relational database product Scalable SQL. This also leaves open the
possibility of adding groups for discussion of the other Pervasive Software
products.

CHARTER: comp.databases.btrieve

The comp.databases.btrieve newsgroup will be open to discussion of the use
of and any problems or conditions arising from the use of Pervasive
Software's Btrieve, Scalable SQL, Xtrieve, ODBC, and other Pervasive
products in the client/server environment. Specific topics may include but
are not limited to:
Installation
Bugs, Fixes and Workarounds
Programming Methodology
SQL Programming (specific to Pervasive Software products)
Product Comparisons
Security
ODBC and Middleware Interfaces to Pervasive products
Legacy Data and access by Pervasive products
Client-server issues specific to Pervasive products

Binaries are banned. Messages that advertise products which use Pervasive
Software products or products designed to enhance Pervasive Software
products are acceptable when responding to another message.

This group is not affiliated with Pervasive Software Inc., but it is hoped
that employees of Pervasive Software will participate in the discussions.

END CHARTER.

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase
of the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroups should
be raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue for a minimum
of 21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this proposal is posted to
news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For Votes
(CFV) may be posted by a neutral vote taker if the discussion warrants
it.  Please do not attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How to
Format and Submit a New Group Proposal."  Please refer to these documents
(available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any questions about the
process.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following groups:

news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.client-server,
comp.databases,comp.lang.basic.visual.database,
comp.databases.ms-access,
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.databases

After the RFD is officially posted to news.announce.newgroups it will be
reposted to:

comp.lang.clarion, comp.lang.clipper, comp.soft-sys.powerbuilder,
comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.misc, comp.lang.pascal.delphi.misc,
comp.databases.xbase.fox, comp.databases.paradox

Proponent: Scott Smith <sc...@smithware.com>
Proponent: Kathy Jones <ka...@smithware.com>