[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: Haskell Communities & Activities Report (8th ed., May 2005)

Andres Loeh hcar at haskell.org
Thu May 12 20:46:07 EDT 2005

On behalf of the many, many contributors, I am pleased to announce
that the

              Haskell Communities and Activities Report
                      (8th edition, May 2005)


is now available from the Haskell Communities home page in several
formats: PDF, for screenreading as well as printing, HTML, for those 
of you who prefer not to deal with plugins or external viewers, and 
PostScript, for those of you who have nice quick printers that do not 
grok PDF.

Many thanks go to all the people that contributed to this report,
both directly, by sending in descriptions, and indirectly, by doing
all the interesting things that are reported. I hope you will find
it as interesting a read as we did.

If you haven't encountered the Haskell Communities and Activities 
Reports before, you may like to know that the first of these reports
was published in November 2001. Their goal is to improve the 
communication between the increasingly diverse groups, projects and
individuals working on, with, or inspired by Haskell. The idea behind
these reports is simple:

    Every six months, a call goes out to all of you enjoying Haskell to
    contribute brief summaries of your own area of work. Many of you 
    respond (eagerly, unprompted, and well in time for the actual 
    deadline ;) ) to the call. The editor collects all the contributions 
    into a single report and feeds that back to the community.

When we try for the next update, six months from now, you might want 
to report on your own work, project, research area or group as well.
So, please put the following into your diaries now:

                       End of October 2005:
            target deadline for contributions to the
            November 2005 edition of the HC&A Report

Unfortunately, many Haskellers working on interesting projects are so
busy with their work that they seem to have lost the time to follow
the Haskell related mailing lists and newsgroups, and have trouble even
finding time to report on their work. If you are a member, user or 
friend of a project so burdened, please find someone willing to make 
time to report and ask them to `register' with the editor for a simple 
e-mail reminder in the middle of October (you could point us to them as 
well, and we can then politely ask if they want to contribute, but it 
might work better if you do the initial asking). Of course, they will
still have to find the ten to fifteen minutes to draw up their report,
but maybe we can increase our coverage of all that is going on in the

Feel free to circulate this announcement further in order to
reach people who might otherwise not see it. Enjoy!

Andres Loeh 
<hcar at haskell.org>
<andres at cs.uu.nl>

Haskell Communities and Activities Report (http://haskell.org/communities)

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