A Joeish Erlang distribution

Francesco Cesarini <>
Fri Jan 31 11:41:47 CET 2003

> I think there are two kinds of potential new users: those working 
> with telecom (who actually need OTP) and those who don't (who might 
> be "scared" by OTP).

OTP is a bad name, as the T should stand for

* Distributed
* Fault Tolerant
* Soft Real time
* Massively concurrent

and not Telecom.

OTP consists of three components:

* Erlang
* Applications (Of which some *might* be telecom related)
* Design Principles

It is unfortunate that when Erlang went open source, they never picked 
up the name we were using it when commercially selling in, namely Erlang 


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