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>