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

Sean Cribbs <>
Wed Feb 12 23:15:54 CET 2014


The inimitable Garrett Smith has also provided us a (politically-incorrect)
alternative: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRbY3TMUcgQ

You may know Garrett from his previous works, "MongoDB is Web-Scale" and
"Node.js is Bad-ass Rockstar Tech".

Take everything in the video with a grain of salt and sense of humor. :D


On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Gustav Simonsson <
> wrote:

> 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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