The Haskell Foundation is one year old, which calls for a moment of pause and contemplation. After considering the progress that we have made, the state of the Foundation, and the future we are looking forward to with Haskell as a mainstream industrial language, I have decided to step down as Executive Director.
I believe we are in good shape in terms of sponsors, funding, good will, and our position in the ecosystem. By focusing on finding the right successor to take the Foundation the next step, with new energy and ideas, I think we set ourselves up for great things to happen over the next few years.
While the Board conducts its process, I will continue to run the day to day operations of the Foundation for one to two more months, and ensure a smooth transition. We are moving ahead on the initiatives underway: hiring a DevOps engineer, our various working groups and task forces, working with maintainers of the open source projects that are the basis of our community, and working with our sponsors to make sure those projects understand the needs of industrial users.
If you have questions or concerns about this transition, you can reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, the HF Board of Directors at email@example.com, or jump on our Slack instance.