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

Anthony Ramine <>
Fri Feb 14 13:57:40 CET 2014


My point was that reducing the scarcity through renaming OTP will just allow companies to hire less competent developers which they will pay less. Do you really think a developer coming because we renamed a tool will be a good one? I doubt it.

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Anthony Ramine

Le 14 févr. 2014 à 13:53, Valentin Micic <> a écrit :

> Hmmm… this seems like a good example for Non Sequitur.
> Being cheaper than your competition does not imply a low pay-rate for programmers -- this would be just as myopic as asking a higher pay based on scarcity alone.
> Did it cross your mind that one can be more competitive because of a higher productivity level?
> 
> I know that zero-sum-game view on Life, The Universe and Everything is a knee-jerk reaction with most people, but I expect more from Erlang programmers ;-)
> 
> V/
> 
> On 14 Feb 2014, at 2:27 PM, Anthony Ramine wrote:
> 
>> So you are willing to cut costs through your developer salaries? Why, as an Erlang developer, would I like to work for you, then?
>> 
>> -- 
>> Anthony Ramine
>> 
>> Le 14 févr. 2014 à 13:22, Valentin Micic <> a écrit :
>> 
>>> Am I the only one seeing how wrong this statement is?
>>> Basic ECON-101 predicts that people buy more of the "stuff", when the "stuff" is cheaper, and, conversely,  less of the "stuff" when the "stuff" is more expensive; thus,  the obvious outcome cannot be a "GOOD for thing Erlang programmers", as they would eventually go extinct. 
>>> Or let me rephrase it -- it may be a "GOOD thing for Erlang programmers" until a cheaper alternative is found. 
>>> 
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