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

Michael Truog <>
Thu Feb 13 22:32:56 CET 2014


I guess you need to decide for yourself whether you want to be a technology lemming, and simply chasing what technology is fashionable (the concern of "oh what would people say if they knew what OTP stands for"), or instead pursuing the right technology choice for the circumstances.  Architects are suppose to be able to make critical decisions about technology, and that is what I assume you are paid to do.

On 02/13/2014 09:48 AM, kraythe . wrote:
> So it seems the general sort of feeling is: "We don't really care about adoption or how things are presented to the development community as well. We call it Open Telecom Platform and if that means you can't sell a project to management in Erlang then we don't care. Adoption is not a priority of this community or Ericson in specific and thats that."
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> Sort of makes me wonder what I am doing here and what I have spent the last 2 weeks of my free time doing. I could write my project in Lisp an achieve the same result and I already know Lisp fairly well.
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> Honestly this whole thread is making me think back to the first thread I posted in this community and making me wonder if it would not be better to go down the road of Scala instead. Even though that community is not what Id call friendly, I can staff a Scala project with talented Java / Ruby / Node.js / Clojure people. With the general sense in the Erlang community I could hardly blame the developer that said "I'm not interested in your project because Erlang is useless to my resume."
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> Hmm definitely food for thought.
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> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Loïc Hoguin < <mailto:>> wrote:
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>     On 02/13/2014 06:29 PM, kraythe . wrote:
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>         someone on amazon will post "Its not called Open Telecom Platform since
>         2014, it stands for "Open Technology Platform".
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>     I hope you don't seriously believe "Open Technology Platform" is any better.
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>     Instead of a few people mistakenly thinking OTP is a Telecom thing, you'll end up with everyone not understanding what the f OTP is.
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>     It's easy to tie what Telecoms do to what general IT does, it's all essentially the same thing, except it actually needs to work in Telecoms. But technology? That could mean anything from the wheel to creating life from scratch in a lab to intergallactic space travel.
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