Haskell-Platform Committee Action!

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 15 06:23:58 EST 2010

On 15 December 2010 06:36, Isaac Dupree <id at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org> wrote:
> I need to ask y'all: are library patch proposals (like "Proposal: Add chop
> function to Data.List") part of our mission?  Mostly all the libraries
> maintained by libraries at haskell.org are part of the Haskell Platform now
> (though not vice versa), so I imagine so.

No, that's not the situation currently. If we want to extend the role
of the platform committee then I think we need to get the appropriate
community buy-in.

Remember what we told the community when we set up the platform committee:

I think it's a reasonable idea to assign impartial individuals to help
keep track of active proposals and cajole people into following some
process, coming to conclusions and finally getting things committed

Perhaps we (the committee) can first agree that we'll use the "assign
a committee member to each HP proposal" idea and then we propose to
the libraries list that we could do the same thing for libraries

However, I think it still needs to be clear that there's no extra
decision making power given to the committee members. If there is,
then it needs a decision on the libraries list to delegate (and we'd
need to worry more about how committee members are selected and cycled


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