2nd RFD comp.databases.btrieve

To: newsgro...@uunet.uu.net

From: Kathy Jones <ka...@smithware.com>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,
news.groups,comp.client-server,
comp.databases,comp.lang.basic.visual.database,
comp.databases.ms-access,
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.databases
Subject: 2nd RFD: comp.databases.btrieve

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

This is a 2nd 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 (CVF); you cannot vote at this time.  Procedural
details are given below.

CHANGES from previous RFD:

None.  This RFD is posted solely to comply with the requirement for a new
RFD after 60 days of discussion.

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

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:

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: Kathy Jones <ka...@smithware.com>