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

Dmitrii Dimandt dmitriid@REDACTED
Mon Mar 17 17:19:56 CET 2008

On Mar 17, 2008, at 5:39 PM, Massimo Cesaro wrote:

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

End users could benefit from an earlie adoption of libraries like  
Starling (ICU binding) and erlycairo. 
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