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Subject: Newsgroup and mailing list on color and coloring--Call For Votes

Newsgroup and mailing list on color and coloring--Call For Votes

From: Bill Dawes <wmdawes>
Date: Monday, January 8, 1996
    From: Jani Patokallio <jpatokal [at] alpha__hut__fi>
    Subject: CFV: sci.engr.color
    Date: 5 Jan 96

    unmoderated group sci.engr.color

    Newsgroups line:
    sci.engr.color          The art, science, and industry of coloring.

    Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 26 Jan 1996.

    This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.
    Questions about the proposed group should be directed to the

    Proponent: Bill Dawes <wmdawes [at] colorpro__com>
    Mentor:    Jim Jewett <jimj [at] eecs__umich__edu>
    Votetaker: Jani Patokallio <jpatokal [at] alpha__hut__fi>

    RATIONALE: sci.engr.color

    sci.engr.color is intended to serve people with technical
    interests in color and the coloring of materials. Though 'color
    engineering' is not claimed by any specialty, it is a convenient
    term that does not exclude specialists from the diverse
    backgrounds that serve the art, science, and industry of

    Everything we see around us was colored by nature, or by
    coloring specialists. This multi-disciplinary field includes

    *   educators;
    *   artists, art conservators and restorers;
    *   colorists, color technologists, scientists, engineers,
    *   chemists and spectroscopists;
    *   designers, stylists, advertisers, psychologists and
        philosophers; and
    *   workers in the pigment, dye, paint, plastics, textile, and
        color and appearance instrument industries.

    Though workers in vision and lighting may find this group of
    interest, the existing newsgroups and are more likely to suit their needs. But the
    larger scientific color community is poorly served by these
    narrowly specialized groups.

    The creation of this new group would provide an ideal forum for
    the widely diverse specialists in color science, as well as
    others with an important though temporary interest in the
    technology. There is a significant demand for such interaction,
    as evidenced by the growth of the COLORING mailing list to over
    250 subscribers in six months. Since the COLORING List is hand
    operated, and issued in the form of monthly digests, it fails to
    serve the needs of those who want the kind of fast feedback that
    sci.engr.color can provide.

    The auxiliary COLORING Pages, at, was started in May, 1995. It
    has an average access rate of over 150 hits per week. Again, it
    does not provide the rapid interchange of ideas that a newsgroup
    can, since it depends on manual interaction by the webmaster.

    CHARTER: sci.engr.color

    sci.engr.color will be devoted to the discussion of topics
    pertaining to coloring. These include, but are not limited to:

    *   color education;
    *   uses and meanings of various colors and combinations;
    *   color naming, color order systems;
    *   lighting and filters;
    *   vision and perception;
    *   instruments, measurement, standards and calibration;
    *   color difference metrics and tolerances;
    *   pigments and dyes;
    *   safety and environmental concerns;
    *   color stability;
    *   color matching, software, colorant calibration, and
    *   color processes and lab procedures.

    Participants engaged in the practice, study, and research on the
    above and related topics are welcome, along with those whose
    interest in color technology is more transient. Organizations
    serving the technology may post brief announcements here.
    Mention of products and services pertinent to topics under
    discussion are appropriate; however, advertisers will be
    encouraged to use the Coloring Web pages. Similarly, entities
    seeking workers and people seeking work will be encouraged to
    post these needs in the COLORING List rather than the news



    You should send E-MAIL (posts to a newsgroup are invalid) to:

        voting [at] hut__fi

    Please do not assume that just replying to this message will
    work. Check the address before you mail your vote.  Your mail
    message should contain one and only one of the following vote

        I vote YES on sci.engr.color
        I vote NO on sci.engr.color

    If your mail software does not indicate your real name (for
    example, AOL does not), please also include the following
    statement and add your name on the same line.

        Voter name:

    You may also vote ABSTAIN or CANCEL but these are not counted as
    valid votes for the total count.


    Standard Guidelines for voting apply.  One person, one vote.
    Votes must be mailed directly from the voter to the votetaker.
    Anonymous, forwarded or proxy votes are not valid.  Votes mailed
    by WWW/HTML/CGI forms are considered to be anonymous votes.

    Vote counting is automated.  Failure to follow these directions
    may mean that your vote does not get counted.  If you do not
    receive an acknowledgment of your vote within three days contact
    the votetaker about the problem.  It's your responsibility to
    make sure your vote is registered correctly.  Duplicate votes
    are resolved in favor of the most recent valid vote.  Addresses
    and votes of all voters will be published in the final voting
    results post.

    The purpose of a Usenet vote is to determine the genuine
    interest of persons who would read a proposed newsgroup.
    Soliciting votes from disinterested parties defeats this
    purpose.  Please do not distribute this CFV.  If you must,
    direct people to the official CFV as posted to
    news.announce.newgroups.  Distributing pre-marked or otherwise
    edited copies of this CFV is generally considered to be vote
    fraud. When in doubt, ask the votetaker.


    In addition to the groups named in the Newsgroups: header, the
    CFV and the eventual RESULT posts will be mailed to these
    mailing list:

    COLORING: the art, science and industry at COLOR [at] colorpro__com
    CVNet: Color and Vision Network at CVNetList [at] skivs__ski__org
    COLORCAT: Color Categorization List at
        COLORCAT [at] brownvm__brown__edu
    CoOL: Conservators On Line, through

    Jani Patokallio <jpatokal [at] alpha__hut__fi>
    Voting address: <voting [at] hut__fi>

Bill Dawes
ColorPro Communications
13020 Birchleaf, Chester, VA 23831, USA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:54
                Distributed: Thursday, January 11, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-54-018
Received on Monday, 8 January, 1996

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