[plt-scheme] [ANN] Scheme Language Steering Committee

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Fri May 29 09:48:56 EDT 2009

I am still awaiting a response to this.

Is this what we can expect of the new SC?  Despotic decisions that are
not answerable to anyone?


On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 10:19 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> Huh?  What?
> Why would you assume that the way people cast their vote when only
> three slots were up for grabs is at all the same as how they would
> vote when five slots are up for grabs?
> I protest this decision.
> Shriram
> On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Marc Feeley <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>> [Apologies if you get duplicates of this message.]
>> As members of the newly elected Scheme Language Steering
>> Committee, we thank all who voted for expressing their
>> continuing interest and involvement [1].
>> We have decided to expand the Scheme Language Steering
>> Committee from 3 to 5 members.
>> Using the results of the election just held, we are
>> adding Olin Shivers and Chris Hanson to the committee.
>> Olin and Chris have agreed to serve, and are already
>> serving ex officio.
>> Before we can add Olin and Chris as official members of
>> the committee, we will have to amend the charter [2,3].
>> We are also considering other changes to the charter,
>> such as removing or modifying the prohibition against
>> members of the steering committee serving as editors,
>> removing the R6RS-specific goals, and changing other
>> details of the process.
>> We are looking into various mechanisms for keeping the
>> Scheme community informed of our progress and involved
>> in the process.  We hope to announce the details in the
>> coming weeks.
>> Will Clinger
>> Marc Feeley
>> Chris Hanson (ex officio)
>> Jonathan Rees
>> Olin Shivers (ex officio)
>> [1] http://lists.r6rs.org/pipermail/r6rs-discuss/2009-March/004380.html
>> [2] http://www.r6rs.org/charter/charter-mar-2006.txt
>> [3] http://lists.r6rs.org/pipermail/r6rs-discuss/2009-February/004121.html
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