Shen was formed by a group of developers who had significant input to Shen beginning with the genesis of the language in 2011. They act as guarantors for the future development of Shen. The 2011 committee is currently as follows.
|Dr Mark Tarver||Chairman of the committee. Graduate of the Universities of Reading, Oxford, Warwick and Leeds, Dr Tarver is the originator of Shen and the current license holder. He built the first Common Lisp port for Shen.|
|Bruno Deferrari||Bruno built and maintains the Scheme port of Shen. He also hosts the github mirror for OS Shen releases.|
|Mark Thom||Mark built and maintains the Haskell port of Shen.|
|Aditya Siram||Built and maintains the Elisp/Emacs port of Shen. Speaks about Shen at various conferences.|
|Tatsuya Tsuda||Tatsuya built and maintains the C port of Shen. He also built the iOS app of Shen.|
Emeritus Former Members
We'd like to recognise the following emeritus former members of the committee who served their time and made significant contributions to Shen.
||Vasil is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology and technical director of IRIS Ltd. Vasil funded much of the construction of Shen and hosted the original Shen applications repo on Github.|
|Kian Wilcox||Kian is an independent researcher and programmer in the Bay area. He ran the private kernel repo for Shen releases which has since moved to a public area in github.|
|Hakan Raberg||Hakan is an independent consultant who works largely in Clojure. He built the Clojure and JVM ports for Shen.|
|Carl Shapiro||Formerly of GENSYM corporation and Franz Inc, recently senior engineer at Google working on the Android project. Carl influenced the design of Shen.|
|Greg Spurrier||Greg built and maintained the Ruby port of Shen.|
Legal Status and Rules of the Committee
The committee exists purely as an advisory body until the decease or incapacity of Dr Mark Tarver. In that event, with Dr Tarver ceasing to be chairman, the following procedures and rules will be put into effect.