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Committee for 2011-12

The committee for 2011-12 has been formed:

As well as two members (Ian Lynagh and Malcolm Wallace) from the 2010-11 committee retiring at the end of their terms, two other members (Johan Tibell and Don Stewart) chose to resign as they didn’t have as much time as they’d have liked to commit and we received enough self-nominations to replace them.

This does mean a bit more than expected turnover in the committee membership, but we felt it best to have a committee that can be suitably responsive in the future. We’d like to thank all the departing members for their service to the committee as it got started.

We’ve also tracked down the details of our accounts for the last year, so we will post something about that as previously promised, as soon as we have time to write the information up for presentation.

Our main priority for the coming months will be to finally settle the incorporation issue.


The committee has formed

In recent years, 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 itself, and on the 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’s infrastructure development, open nominations were held to form a 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:

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: (which hosts the main wiki), and (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:

More news on this work shortly.

Stay up to date

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

  • Twitter: get status updates about services via twitter.
  • Email: To get in touch with the committee, use the committee @ address.