[erlang-questions] Question about erlang history at Ericsson
Tue Jan 13 16:06:01 CET 2009
Robert Virding skrev:
> BUT, one basic thing you must realise and is that the development of
> Erlang was pure skunk-works and we in the lab decided more or less on
> our on accord to do it. We were very lucky to get in contact with a
> group who were both willing and able to try new technology for their
> development. It has never really been sanctioned by management and
> only really been officially allowed to be used when other more
> prefered alternatives have failed. Even then there were many requests
> to phase it out and use other technologies.
Erlang was the result from approved research projects and not a
skunk-work. Ericsson's CTO was well aware about the activities.
But like other research activities this was based on initiatives from
researchers not from managers and business needs.
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