[erlang-questions] Happy Undecennial (11th) Anniversary

Garry Hodgson <>
Wed Dec 9 14:26:52 CET 2009


Vance Shipley wrote:

 > On this day in 1998 Erlang/OTP was released as open source.
 >
 > 
http://web.archive.org/web/19991009002753/www.erlang.se/onlinenews/ErlangOTPos.shtml

a good day, that.  thanks for posting this, and many thanks to all who have
been involved in making erlang what it is today. 

i'm curious, though.  this was long enough ago that open source was not 
so common
as today, and this was likely something of a leap of faith for 
Ericsson's management. 
does anyone here have any insight into how they have felt about this 
decision in
retrospect?  Did it achieve the stated goals for them as a company?  it 
has clearly
been a great thing for the software community, was it also great for 
Ericsson?

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Garry Hodgson
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