Inswitch being less than clear about where Erlang came from
Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB)
Tue Jul 19 15:37:36 CEST 2005
> > > 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
True - But this page makes no claim that they developed OTP
- the link to the page is "Our technology" which I guess should be liberally
interpreted as "The technology we use"
> 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?
I didn't get that impression. Bu then I'm biased - Page
Says "With the foundation of IN Switch Solutions, a major software restructure was accomplished. IN Switch Licensed Erlang, (Ericsson-Language) a switch running environment developed and supported by Ericsson. "
- pretty clear to me
> > Hmm. It would be appropriate with at least a link to the
> > www.erlang.org website.
- Yes. It's a shame the Erlang licence did not say - "any web site advertising
an Erlang product must display the Erlang logo, suitable hidden so that nobody
can find it :-)
But my overall reaction was "I'm pleased to discover yet another company who is
is using Erlang" rather than " here why haven't they referred to us "
Now if anybody from Inswitch is reading, we would appreciate a link to
www.erlang.org from your main pages - This will increase our rating in
the google link weighting algorithm - oh and good luck with Erlang.
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