Inswitch being less than clear about where Erlang came from

Matthias Lang <>
Mon Jul 18 18:35:32 CEST 2005


Ulf Wiger writes:
 > Den 2005-07-18 16:12:50 skrev Michael Leonhard <>:
 > 
 > > I was interested in learning more about what kind of product Mr. Bello
 > > might be developing.  I went to his company website and clicked on the
 > > menu bar link titled "Our Technology",
 > > http://www.inswitch.us/english/technologies/.  It is surprising that
 > > this page describes Erlang/OTP but makes no mention of the creators of
 > > the technology.  Ericsson is mentioned as "largest user of Erlang".  I
 > > always thought that Ericsson created Erlang and OTP and licenses it
 > > with an open source license.  The Inswitch website gives me the
 > > impression that Erlang/OTP was created by Inswitch.  Is this right?

 > Hmm. It would be appropriate with at least a link to the
 > www.erlang.org website.

Reading that Inswitch page gave me a strange feeling of deja vu:

       Inswitch say                   The Erlang FAQ says
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   Who uses Erlang?                   Who uses Erlang for product development?
   
   The largest user of Erlang is      The largest user of Erlang is 
   Ericsson. Ericsson uses it to      (surprise!) Ericsson. Ericsson use it to
   write software used in             write software used in
   telecommunications systems.        telecommunications systems.
   Many projects have used it, a      Many (dozens) projects have used it, a
   particularly large one is the      particularly large one is the 
   extremely scaleable AXD301 ATM     extremely scaleable AXD301 ATM 
   switch. AXD301 has several         switch. AXD301 has several
   hundred people working on it       hundred people working on it
   and the code volume has reached    and the code volume has reached
   about 850 kloc of Erlang (and      about 850 kloc of Erlang (and 
   1 Mloc of C/C++).                  1 Mloc of C/C++).

Matthias (the FAQ maintainer)



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