[erlang-questions] Erlang 10 years of Open Source; it is time for the next step

Massimo Cesaro massimo.cesaro@REDACTED
Mon Mar 17 16:39:00 CET 2008

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Torbjorn Tornkvist <tobbe@REDACTED>

> It is now 10 years (I think...) since Erlang became Open Source.
> The last year, the interest in Erlang has exploded and I think
> it is time to take the next step; open up the development of Erlang.

Please help me to understand: What are the real benefits in doing this?
Erlang and OTP are a good example of conceptual integrity, mostly because
they are designed to solve real world problems; what are the benefits in
allowing, for example, the forking of the build tree?
The language and its libraries are not static, they are maintained by
Ericsson in a win-win situation for the end user. Until now, the Erlang
maintainers were quite responsive to the Erlang community requests, and the
overall quality of their releases is close to excellence.
Sure, maybe accessing the Erlang bug tracking system could be really useful,
but all the bugs signaled to the mailing list are at least acknowledged by
the developers.
The EEP initiative also contribute to the development of the language, and
although someone criticized it, I still have to find another development
tool which is so well documented.
I'm not an expert in the management of open source projects, but what could
the Erlang users gain from the bazaar?

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