[Haskell-cafe] 2020 Haskell.org Call for Nominations

Jasper Van der Jeugt m at jaspervdj.be
Thu Dec 3 18:52:54 UTC 2020

Dear Haskellers,

It is time to put out a call for new nominations (typically but not
necessarily self-nominations) to the haskell.org committee.  Three
members of the committee are at the ends of their current terms: Ryan
Trinkle, George Wilson and Tikhon Jelvis.

The Haskell Foundation has also recently put out a call for
nominations.  How does Haskell.org differ from the new Haskell
Foundation?  Why should you nominate yourself for a role?

While the Haskell.org committee shares many goals with the Haskell
Foundation, it remains an independent organization to operate the
haskell.org website, provide resources and infrastructure, and
run programs such as GSoC, like it has been doing for years.  The
Haskell.org committee has voted to affiliate itself with the Haskell
Foundation and several of its members were involved in the founding of
the Haskell Foundation.  We believe that Haskell.org can represent the
community as a stakeholder in the Haskell Foundation and help drive it

This makes it an exciting time to nominate yourself, as we'll be able
to serve the community better, working closely with other groups in
the Haskell community.

To nominate yourself, please send an email to committee at haskell.org
by the 7th of January, 2020.  Current members are eligible to
re-nominate themselves.  Please feel free to include any information
about yourself that you think will help us to make a decision.

Being a member of the committee does not necessarily require a
significant amount of time, but committee members should aim to be
responsive during discussions when the committee is called upon to
make a decision.

Committee members do not need to be deep technical Haskell experts.
Instead we look for enthusiasm towards improving the Haskell
community.  We aim to represent the different facets of the community.
We aim to be diverse in terms of industry or research, and in terms of
gender, race and location.

The role is about setting policy, providing direction/guidance for
Haskell.org infrastructure, planning for the long term, and being
fiscally responsible with the Haskell.org funds and donations.  As
overseers for policy regarding the open source side of Haskell,
committee members must also be able to set aside personal or business
related bias and make decisions with the good of the open source
Haskell community in mind.

More details about the committee's roles and responsibilities are on


If you have any questions about the process, please feel free
to e-mail us at committee at haskell.org, or contact one of us

Warm regards

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