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

Alex Alvarez eeajam@REDACTED
Tue Mar 18 20:51:56 CET 2008

I have to say that I don't see how could anyone at this point in time
question the benefits of open sourcing and how it'd be good for Ericsson to
open Erlang development more.  Yes, it cannot save a project that is doom to
begin with, but in the case of Erlang it can only help improve it.  Now,
this does not mean for Ericsson not to have control on how things progress,
quite the opposite.  But with the amount of competition out there for
developer minds and souls, Erlang is doom if doesn't keep enticing
developers, particularly the ones who are willing to put in the time to help
develop the language.  It is just a matter of time for the .NETs, the Javas
and other platforms to provide the same level of functionality Erlang
provides today.  If Erlang cannot munster and keep enough developers around,
it's all over!

Cheers, Alex
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