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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.
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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.