[erlang-questions] Any interest in an RDS distribution?

Ulf Wiger <>
Wed Jul 15 22:53:32 CEST 2009

Chris Tilt wrote:
> Hi. I have just written my first Erlang program, which is a port
> driver for Infiniband (using our com layer). It is a prototype and
> not written as a distribution replacement. It's just a regular port
> driver. But, the performance was great. An echo/ping application that
> uses the port was measured at 20 usec per 1K buffer (one hop - round
> trip was 40 usec to echo back the data packet), which includes the
> time in and out of the Erlang port owner's process to the echo server
> and ping client.

Sounds great.

> We would be happy to share this work back to the community (I say
> this before I've spoken with our lawyer :-) as open source. We'd have
> to research the license issues, etc, but first things first - let's
> get it working. Any advice is welcomed. Or just any cheers of support
> are welcomed too :-)

You might find it a lot easier to get (free) help if you could
clarify that the end product *will* in fact be Open Source. ;-)

If you intend to keep the result proprietary and use it for
commercial gain, it's only fair that the people who offer
qualified assistance should get paid too.

I think this sort of thing would benefit greatly from being
Open Source. Good luck convincing your lawyer of this.

Ulf W
Ulf Wiger
CTO, Erlang Training & Consulting Ltd

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