[Haskell] Idea for the Haskell Store

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Wed Jun 2 17:39:27 EDT 2004

Good idea!   At least, good idea if anyone wants to organise it.  I'm optimistic that copyright issues could be worked out, but it needs an animating spirit to decide what should be available, line up POD services, decide pricing etc.  Any volunteers?


| -----Original Message-----
| From: haskell-bounces at haskell.org [mailto:haskell-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of John Meacham
| Sent: 02 June 2004 17:15
| To: haskell at haskell.org
| Subject: [Haskell] Idea for the Haskell Store
| There are a lot of very good books and papers out there on haskell or
| related topics which are no longer in print or not convieniently available in
| paper form to people without university access.
| I was thinking it would be very very cool if we could sign up with one
| of the POD (Print on demand) services to offer useful books and
| collections of papers printed on demand for haskell enthusiasts. A
| print on demand publisher works just like amazon or any other online
| bookseller, but actually prints out the books as needed so can deal
| just as effectivly with small orders as big ones, modern technology has
| made the cost comparable to traditional mass-produced books and an order
| of magnitude better quality and cost over getting the stuff printed and
| bound at kinkos or similar.
| some things which I would LOVE to see offered would be stuff like
| http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~boquist/phd/index.html
| peyton jones's thesis on GHC optimization
| http://www.cs.chalmers.se/Cs/Research/Logic/book/
| http://research.microsoft.com/Users/simonpj/Papers/pj-lester-book/
| various collections of papers by author phillip wadler, simon peyton
| jones, simon marlow, etc..  or based on topics like 'the monad papers'
| or 'generic haskell anthology' or 'a tale of ten pretty printers'
| any other ideas?
| There will probably be some copyright issues to work out, but anything
| would be great. It could be done non-profit or having the profit flow
| back to the authors or into the maintenence of the haskell site or other
| worthy haskell projects (or decided on a book-by-book basis I imagine)
|         John
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