= G =
Great Renaming n.
The flag day in 1987 on which all of
the non-local groups on the Usenet had their names changed
from the net.- format to the current multiple-hierarchies scheme.
Used esp. in discussing the history of newsgroup names. "The
oldest sources group is comp.sources.misc; before the Great
Renaming, it was net.sources." There is a
Great Renaming FAQ on the Web.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.