[erlang-questions] Time for OTP to be Renamed?

Gustav Simonsson <>
Wed Feb 12 23:09:46 CET 2014


Let's make it more appealing to startups and the agile folks: Organic
Technology Paradigm shift.


On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:04 PM, kraythe . <> wrote:

> I am a newbie to Erlang so pardon if the question comes off as
> impertinent. However, as I read more into OTP and see the power it has, I
> am more and more irked by its name. The Open Telephony Platform seems to be
> a little limited and I wonder if it would put off people trying to adopt
> Erlang for other use cases.
>
> I am wondering wouldn't it be better to call it the Open Technology
> Platform? The same initials can be used, but the understanding would be
> that the platform would be a general purpose library (which it is) useful
> for many endeavors, not just writing a phone switch.
>
> Sure it might seem trivial but any marketing guy will tell you, naming is
> sometimes everything. So am I nuts here?
>
>
> *Robert Simmons Jr. MSc.*
>
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