[Haskell-cafe] Announcement: the Haskell.org committee has formed

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Mon Nov 15 13:18:01 EST 2010

= The haskell.org committee has formed =


In recent years, haskell.org has started to receive assets, e.g. Google
Summer Of Code funds, donations for Hackathons, and a Sparc machine for
use in GHC development. We have also started spending this money: on the
community server, on a server to take over hosting haskell.org itself,
and on the haskell.org domain name. There is also interest in running
fundraising drives for specific things such as Hackathon sponsorship and
hosting fees.

To resolve who is responsible for haskell.org’s infrastructure
development, open nominations were held to form a haskell.org committee,
based on representatives from the open source Haskell community.
Nominations were received, and we are pleased to announce that the new
committee has formed.

The current members of the committee are:

  • Don Stewart [chair]
  • Edward Z. Yang
  • Ganesh Sittampalam
  • Ian Lynagh
  • Johan Tibell
  • Malcolm Wallace
  • Vo Minh Thu

Members are expected to serve a 3 year term, and terms are staggered so
that 2 or 3 members step down each year.

= What we’re working on =

Over the past year, two of the core infrastructure nodes:
www.haskell.org (which hosts the main wiki), and code.haskell.org (which
hosts a lot of project repositories) have become increasingly
unreliable. To address this, a new high-spec, dedicated host was
purchased, which will be used to replace both services.

The commitee is now working directly to solve these issues:

  • Moving www.haskell.org (and the mailing lists) from Yale to the new dedicated host.
  • Migrating the code.haskell.org host to a VM on the new machine.

More news on this work shortly.

= Stay up to date =

To help people better keep up to date on the status of the haskell.org
infrastructure, stay up to date via:

  • Online:     http://haskellorg.wordpress.com/ 

  • Twitter:    http://twitter.com/haskellorg 
        - get status updates about haskell.org services via twitter.

  • Email:      committee at haskell.org
        - To get in touch with the committee, use the committee @ haskell.org address.

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