Haskell.org committee

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The haskell.org committee represents the Open Source Haskell community. Its responsibilities include:

  • setting the policy on what the haskell.org domain name, and its subdomains, may be used for
  • setting the policy on what the servers owned by haskell.org may be used for
  • determining how haskell.org funds are spent

Current members

  • Don Stewart [chair] (term ends 2013)
  • Edward Z. Yang (term ends 2013)
  • Ganesh Sittampalam (term ends 2012)
  • Ian Lynagh (term ends 2011)
  • Johan Tibell (term ends 2012)
  • Malcolm Wallace (term ends 2011)
  • Vo Minh Thu (term ends 2013)

e-mail: committee [AT] haskell.org


The committee consists of 7 members. Members are expected to serve a 3 year term, and terms are staggered so that 2 or 3 members step down each year, at the end of October.

The members will elect one of their number to be chair each year. The chair is responsible for making sure that things keep moving, and to ensure that a conclusion is reached on any issues raised.

When a member steps down, either because they have reached the end of their term or because other circumstances require them to step down early, open self-nominations will be sought from the community via the haskell@ mailing list. Previous committee members, including those who have just stepped down, will also be eligible for nomination. The committee will then select a replacement from amongst those nominated.

The committee replacement process is intentionally currently very light. As we get more experience, we may wish to change it, e.g. by having a larger subset of "the community" vote on nominations.

If any member of the community wishes to raise any issue with the committee, they may contact it by e-mailing committee [AT] haskell.org.

It is expected the committee will discuss any matters brought to it amongst themselves, and if they think appropriate, with the wider community, to try to reach consensus. Ultimately, the committee will make decisions by more than half of the membership voting for a particular outcome. These rules of operation may also be changed in the same way.

Each year, the committee will post a statement of the haskell.org assets, and the transactions for that year. Some details may be omitted, e.g. for confidentiality of donors.