With the Haskell Foundation’s board and executive director established and fundraising going well, it is time to pin down an agenda of technical priorities which the Foundation’s resources should support. In this thread I am asking for your help in brainstorming ideas for this agenda.
Since its introduction Haskell Foundation has been framed primarily as an enabling institution. The Foundation is primarily to facilitate, not supplant, existing community efforts; while the Foundation can fund new projects, this should be the option of last resort.
In particular, we want to focus on projects which:
- facilitate the commercial adoption of Haskell and support the broader open source Haskell ecosystem.
- which would benefit from financial or technical resources which would serve as a force multiplier to project development
- in the case of projects that require developer time, have clear user-benefitting milestones which are achievable within six months
The goal of this thread is to collect a set of moderately-concrete projects which we can then prioritize and craft into an agenda for the Foundation’s first year activities. Please reply with your own suggestions for discussion.