Banned Erlang

Bjarne Däcker <>
Tue Feb 25 11:43:00 CET 2003


Hello

> Google digs up 
> 
>   http://ll2.ai.mit.edu/talks/armstrong.pdf
>   http://www.ericsson.com/cslab/publications/bjarnelic.ps
> 
> It looks like some department made a deal with Rational.
> No wonder they don't like UML on this list. :)

In 1998 Ericsson Radio forbade Erlang for
new system developments bacause it
was "proprietary". To them radio is "core
technology" where they like to invent 
things and get patents. Software is 
regarded as some form of commodity 
where they feel more comfortable 
keeping to the main stream.

Fortunately this nagging about "proprietary"
made it possible to release Erlang as open
source.

Bjarne





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