Changes between Version 13 and Version 14 of Committee

Nov 24, 2009 1:25:04 PM (8 years ago)
Simon Marlow


  • Committee

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    2525The Haskell 2011 committee has not been formed yet.
     27= About the committee =
     29Each committee is formed for the period of one year, starting after the announcement of one language revision (typically October-November), and lasting until the formation of the next committee.
     31The committee consists of
     33 * a chair (or a pair of co-chairs), who are responsible for editing the final language report, and for guiding the process along.
     34 * 10-15 members
     36Continuity is expected to be around 50% from year to year, and a particular member should participate in no more than two consecutive committees.
     38== Process for forming the next committee ==
     40(to be decided)
     42== Responsibilities ==
     44There are two main responsibilities of committee members:
     46 * To participate in the development of proposals, including taking
     47   ownership of proposals, and contributing to the development
     48   of other proposals.  While in principle proposal ownership and
     49   contribution are not limited to committee members, in practice
     50   it is expected that the driving force behind most proposals
     51   will be provided by committee members.
     53 * To participate in the decision process where the set of
     54   complete proposals are considered for inclusion in the
     55   next language revision.
     57It is hard to put a figure on the amount of time that a committee member is expected to spend on these activities, but a rough estimate would be 2-3 hours per week.  During the decision process, which lasts about 2 weeks (but may take a bit longer for certain proposals), committee members should participate actively in the discussion, spending some time every day on this.