CALL FOR VOTES: MYCOLOGY/bionet.mycology

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Tue Jul 20 13:32:36 EST 1993


Voting is now open on MYCOLOGY/bionet.mycology.  Please note that the
name has been changed from the original proposal of
FUNGI/bionet.fungi.  The charter for MYCOLOGY/bionet.mycology is
provided below.  Except for the name change, no other changes were
made to the charter after the discussion period.

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Proposal to establish MYCOLOGY/bionet.mycology

e-mail addresses: mycology at net.bio.net
                  mycology at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leaders:

          Tom Adams
          Department of Biology
          Texas A&M University
          College Station, Texas
          tom at bio.tamu.edu

          Leland Ellis
          W.M. Keck Center for Genome Informatics
          Institute of Biosciences and Technology
          Texas A&M University
          Houston, Texas
	  leland at straylight.tamu.edu

          Greg May
          Department of Cell Biology
          Baylor College of Medicine
          Houston, Texas
	  gsmay at bcm.tmc.edu


MYCOLOGY/bionet.mycology charter:

We would like to propose the formation of a new BIOSCI newsgroup for
Filamentous Fungi.  This news group would provide a new forum for the
community in which to discuss a range of issues relevant to the
biology and study of filamentous fungi.  In particular, it will
provide an on-line forum to continue the discussions begun at the last
Asilomar Conference concerning the need and planning to organize the
beginning of Genome Projects for these organisms, including the
computer information systems used to disseminate information to the
community at large (e.g., Gopher, WAIS, WWW).  As implementation of
the Informatics resources for individual species gets under way,
especially databases for each species, it is expected that this
newsgroup will subserve a crucial role in keeping the community
informed as to where information resides, and how users can access it.
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Voting is now open on MYCOLOGY/bionet.mycology and will run
through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 19 August 1993.  Please send your vote
to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
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biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on MYCOLOGY

if you favor creation of the newsgroup or

NO on MYCOLOGY

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in this newsgroup, please don't cast a NO vote, but instead just don't
vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				kristoff at net.bio.net



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