IOHK announced that it would support the newly-created Haskell Foundation. IOHK said that it would donate $125,000 to the foundation launched at the Haskell eXchange virtual conference on November 4th. With this move, IOHK will be Haskell Foundation’s largest donor.
Haskell Foundation is an independent organization that aims to increase the Haskell language’s adoption across the industry, open-source community, and academics.
Its “open-source” programming language allows “rapid development” of robust software that can be modified and maintained, the foundation stated. The language includes support for integration with other languages, built-in concurrency, debuggers, profilers, and rich libraries.
The foundation says that many other companies are providing support to the Haskell foundation.
But IOHK has been supporting Haskell’s development for several years and has invested in expanding the Haskell community. However, IOHK has also been directly involved in creating libraries to eliminate space leaks and build Plutus.
The firm believes that the donation will expand the Haskell programming community and supports the Haskell Foundation’s goals of “enhancing diversity within its community.” Regarding the sponsorship and continuing support of Haskell, CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson stated: