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



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.



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

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>