[erlang-questions] Erland users group (was re: languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?])

John Kemp <>
Sat Feb 15 14:42:54 CET 2014

On 02/15/2014 08:08 AM, Steve Vinoski wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 7:01 AM, Pieter Hintjens <> wrote:


>     Erlang needs to shed its telco ties, and get an independent steering
>     committee, and create standards, and multiple implementations, and
>     also reach out to other language communities through distribution
>     protocols like ZMTP, and educate those communities, while also
>     exploiting them and merging with them. Living systems are like the
>     Borg; they grow by merger.
> There is a relatively recent industrial Erlang users group that includes
> major users of Erlang outside Ericsson and also includes the OTP team.
> It meets several times per year and has already had influence on helping
> open Erlang to a larger community.

I think Pieter does have a relevant point about this (standardization 
related to growth of the actual community).

How does this "industrial Erlang users group" relate to that? Or the EEP 
process? Are these things related, and/or, should they be?


- johnk

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