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

Christopher Meiklejohn <>
Wed Feb 12 23:19:08 CET 2014


May I propose an alternative? "Open Telecom Platform: An Unexpected Journey."

- Chris

On Feb 12, 2014, at 5:15 PM, Sean Cribbs <> wrote:

> The inimitable Garrett Smith has also provided us a (politically-incorrect) alternative: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRbY3TMUcgQ
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> You may know Garrett from his previous works, "MongoDB is Web-Scale" and "Node.js is Bad-ass Rockstar Tech".
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> Take everything in the video with a grain of salt and sense of humor. :D
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> 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.
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> 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. 
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> 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. 
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> Sure it might seem trivial but any marketing guy will tell you, naming is sometimes everything. So am I nuts here? 
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> Robert Simmons Jr. MSc.
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