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Section - 2. Who manages the uk.* hierarchy?

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Four documents set out the procedures for creating and/or removing/renaming
newsgroups within the uk.* hierarchy.

    GUIDELINES FOR GROUP CREATION WITHIN THE UK HIERARCHY
	<http://www.usenet.org.uk/guidelines.html>
	<ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/uk/guidelines>
    VOTING PROCEDURES WITHIN THE UK HIERARCHY
	<http://www.usenet.org.uk/voting.html>
	<ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/uk/voting>
    THE UK USENET COMMITTEE
	<http://www.usenet.org.uk/committee.html>
	<ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/uk/committee>
    GUIDELINES FOR UK USENET MENTORS
	<http://www.usenet.org.uk/mentors.html>

Three of these documents were accepted on 7 Aug 95 following a vote conducted in
uk.net.news, with the results, respectively, of
		(93 yes : 13 no)
		(91 yes : 13 no)
		(76 yes : 23 no)
The Mentors document was added on 13 Jul 2000 (17 yes : 8 no).

Essentially, they provide for a Committee to be elected each October, with a
person known as Control, answerable to the Committee, to oversee the process
of group creation, and a group of mentors to assist proponents with the
preparation of RFDs.

After the most recent elections, in October 2009, the Committee comprises

Open members
Until Dec 2010
	Molly Mockford
	Charles Lindsey
	Martyn Bailey (aka 'Mother')
Until Dec 2011
	Geoff Berrow
	Mark Goodge
Until Dec 2012
	Fiona Gostling (aka 'Kat')
	Graham Drabble
	Clive D. W. Feather
	Matthew Vernon

Appointed members
	From BTnet -		Martin Stewart

Ex-Officio member
	Chris Croughton (as Control)

The committee as a whole may be reached by email to committee@usenet.org.uk.

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