[Haskell] Nominations for the Haskell 2011 committee

Iavor Diatchki iavor.diatchki at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 13:24:46 EST 2009

I would like to participate in the design of Haskell 2011.  I have
used Haskell for about 10 years, commercially at Galois Inc, for the
last 3.  I have a good understanding of all parts of the language and
various implementations, and I have a particular interest in its type
system and semantics, which is why I think that I would be able to
provide valuable input to the committee.

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 4:34 AM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> So that the Haskell 2011 cycle can get underway, we are soliciting
> nominations for new committee members.  Since this is the first time we've
> done this, the procedure is still somewhat unsettled and things may yet
> change, but the current guidelines are written down here:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/Committee
> In particular, on the makeup of the commitee:
>  The committee should represent each class of stakeholders with
>  roughly equal weight. These classes are
>    * Implementers (compiler/tool writers)
>    * Commercial users
>    * Non-commercial users (e.g. open source)
>    * Academic users (using Haskell in research)
>    * Teachers
>    * Authors
>  In addition, members of the committee should be long-standing users
>  with a deep knowledge of Haskell, and preferably with experience of
>  language design. The committee should contain at least some members
>  with a comprehensive knowledge of the dark corners of the Haskell
>  language design, who can offer perspective and rationale for existing
>  choices and comment on the ramifications of making different choices.
> To nominate someone (which may be yourself), send a message to
> haskell-prime at haskell.org.  Please give reasons for your nomination.
> The current committee will appoint new commitee members and editors starting
> in the new year, so the deadline for nominations is 31 December 2009.
> During discussion amongst the current commitee, we realised that the choice
> of committee should be informed not just by the criteria above, but also by
> the particular proposals that are expected to be under consideration during
> this cycle.  With that in mind, we plan that following the nominations the
> current committee will choose a "core commitee" of up to 10 members, and
> further members may be appointed during the year based on expertise needed
> to consider particular proposals.  Accordingly, now would be a good time to
> start discussing which proposals should be considered in the Haskell 2011
> timeframe, as that may affect the choice of commitee members.
> More details on the current Haskell Prime process are here:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/Process
> Cheers,
>        Simon
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