FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                 unmoderated group soc.culture.breton

Newsgroups line:
soc.culture.breton	All about Breton culture and Brittany.


Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 2 Jan 1996.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about
this proposal should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: Marko Puljic    [madcro@mcs.com]
Proponent: Alain Cedelle   [Alain.Cedelle@irisa.fr]
Votetaker: Warren Lavallee [warren@Syra.NET]

RATIONALE: soc.culture.breton

There is a need for a forum where people all over the world can exchange
information about Breton culture and Brittany. There currently is no
newsgroup for which Bretons, and people interested about Brittany,
can discuss specifically Breton topics.

All are welcome to participate.

CHARTER: soc.culture.breton

soc.culture.breton is intended to be an unmoderated forum for the
discussion of issues relevant to Breton culture and Brittany.

All topics for discussion relevant to the Breton people are
appropriate but would include, not exclusively:

Breton Language and its survival
Breton History
Breton Literature, Music and Art
Breton customs and traditions

The primary languages of soc.culture.breton will be Breton, English and
French. Posting in other languages will be allowed, and we encourage
translations into one or all of the primary languages for the benefit
of the users of USENET.

This group is unmoderated, and flame wars, and bad language are
strongly discouraged. Discussions of this nature should be taken
to alt.flame

END CHARTER.

HOW TO VOTE

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statements:

      I vote YES on soc.culture.breton
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VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES:

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recent valid vote.  Addresses and votes of all voters will be published
in the final voting results post.

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persons who would read a proposed newsgroup.  Soliciting votes from
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copies of this CFV is generally considered to be vote fraud.  When in
doubt, ask the votetaker.


DISTRIBUTION:

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        soc.culture.irish
        soc.culture.scottish
        soc.culture.welsh
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