Erlang open-sourced Dan Bornstein (
Wed, 26 Jan 2000 16:36:11 -0800 (PST)

Erlang is Ericsson's till-now proprietary concurrent, distributed language and environment. Among other things, I believe they wrote a lot of massively parallel telephony apps (e.g., running inside phone switches) using it. Anyway, looks like they've just open-sourced it.

The system strikes me as more like KeyKOS than Joule or E, but in any case it seems to have a lot of desirable properties and may be worth looking at for ideas if nothing else.

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