Supporting Haskell.org in 2016

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Supporting Haskell.org in 2016

Adam Foltzer
Dear Haskellers,

A great deal of core infrastructure, including HaskellWiki, Hackage, Hoogle, and build infrastructure for GHC are hosted and managed with the help of donations to haskell.org, from you, the Haskell community. As many of us are in tax jurisdictions where December 31st is a deadline for charitable giving, I’d like to remind you that donations to support these activities are tax-deductible.

You can donate online right now through the donate button on the wiki: https://wiki.haskell.org/Donate_to_Haskell.org. Mailing information for checks is also on that page. New for this year, individual donations may be made directly via Paypal rather than the clickandpledge service, and Haskell.org is also can now accept donations through employers via Benevity using the unique ID 475236502.

This year we had a successful first Summer of Haskell, offering 8 stipends of $5,500 to students making valuable contributions to our shared tooling and infrastructure such as ghc, ghcjs, and hackage, and engaging them in what we hope becomes a long succession of contributions to open source software. The exciting results are available at https://mail.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2016-December/125702.html; this work is only made possible by your generous support, and that of the sponsors listed at https://summer.haskell.org/.

We also have continued improving our infrastructure, using committee 
funds to help the development of a new performance tracker for ghc, with the aim of opening this up to a broader range of projects as well. With your support, we hope to continue these activities and more in 2017.

Best wishes,
Adam Foltzer on behalf of the Haskell.org committee

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