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

Tristan Sloughter <>
Wed Feb 12 23:26:38 CET 2014

How about: RARTP, Reactive Async Real Time Platform

Tristan Sloughter

On Wed, Feb 12, 2014, at 02:19 PM, Christopher Meiklejohn wrote:

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

- Chris

On Feb 12, 2014, at 5:15 PM, Sean Cribbs <[1]> wrote:

The inimitable Garrett Smith has also provided us a
alternative: [2]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.

On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Gustav Simonsson
<[3]> 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 . <[4]>

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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