Proposal process status

Jack Hill jackhill at
Wed Jul 20 21:41:39 UTC 2016

On Wed, 20 Jul 2016, Adam Foltzer wrote:

>  1. Higher than necessary barrier-to-entry.
> For the purposes of this proposal, whether we would prefer a competing alternative is secondary to the fact that a Github account has become a very low
> common denominator for people wishing to participate in the development of open source projects. If we decide to proceed with a non-Github platform, we
> need to make a compelling case that the alternate choice does not raise the barrier to entry, or else we need to decide that we have different priorities
> for this effort.

Hi all,

I'm a bit of an outsider here as I'm not involved in GHC development (but 
I am interested in how it goes). I've struggled with my own desire to 
avoid using proprietary software like GitHub, and the desire to work with 
those who favor it, so I am interested in how these competing desires can 
be addressed.

Would the barrier to entry to a non-GitHub system be reduced by using 
GitHub for user authentication/accounts (like ), or is 
knowing how to use other software too much of a barrier (I guess that 
would depend on the software…)?


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