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Erlang is a programming language designed at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory. Open-source Erlang is being released to help encourage the spread of Erlang outside Ericsson.



Open Telecom Platform is the open source distribution of Erlang and an Application Server written in Erlang. Ericsson released Erlang as open source to ensure its independence from a single vendor and to increase awareness of the language. It contains:

  • an Erlang interpreter;
  • an Erlang compiler;
  • a protocol for communication between servers (nodes);
  • a Corba Object Request Broker;
  • a distributed database server (Mnesia) and
    lots of libraries.