Fw: Inswitch being less than clear about where Erlang came from

Sebastian Bello <>
Tue Jul 19 15:22:44 CEST 2005


I forward Daniel Fernandez' mail (I guess it didn't reach the list).
    Sebastian-
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Fernandez" <>
To: <>; <>;
<>
Cc: "'Sebastian Bello'" <>; <>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 5:43 PM
Subject: RE: Inswitch being less than clear about where Erlang came from



Hi Michael,

Thanks for your comments.

I believe you are right, the description on our website is not clear, and it
could be interpreted wrongly.

But it has never been our intention to show ourselves as Erlang creators. I
apologize for any misunderstanding that it may have caused you, and I will
have it fixed by tomorrow.

And again, thanks for your comments.

Regards,

daniel

IN Switch Solutions Inc. - Prepaid Expertise - Programmable Switches
Daniel Fernandez - Director
Mobile Phone: 5989 9667353 / 


-----Original Message-----
From: Sebastian Bello [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 2:20 PM
To: Daniel Fernández
Subject: Fw: Inswitch being less than clear about where Erlang came from


----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthias Lang" <>
To: "Ulf Wiger" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 1:35 PM
Subject: Re: Inswitch being less than clear about where Erlang came from


> 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
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>    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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