Industrial Haskell Group has been launched. It is a collaborative effort for funding Haskell research and development. There are some commercial uses of Haskell, however there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about functional programming itself, let alone Haskell. There is also a Commercial Users of Functional Programming, however it seems to be facing the problem that Linux faced for a while:
- cannot be used to solve real world problems
- has a very very steep learning curve
- only for geeks
Hopefully with more commercial support, it will get popular through more more applications.