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Yesterday, at the ongoing Code BEAM SF event, the formation of Erlang Ecosystem Foundation (EFF) was announced. Its founding members, Jose Valim, Peer Stritzinger, Fred Hebert, Miriam Pena, and Francesco Cesarini spoke about its journey, importance, and goals. The proposal for creating EEF was submitted last year in December to foster the Erlang and Elixir ecosystem.

Code BEAM SF, formerly known as Erlang & Elixir Factory, is a two-day event commenced on Feb 28. This conference brings together the best minds in the Erlang and Elixir communities to discuss the future of these technologies.

The purpose of the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation

EEF is a non-profit organization for driving the further development and adoption of Erlang, Elixir, LFE, and other technologies based on BEAM, the Erlang virtual machine. Backed by companies like Cisco, Erlang solutions, Ericsson, and others, this foundation aims to grow and support a diverse community around the Erlang and Elixir Ecosystem.


This foundation will encourage the development of technologies and open source projects based on BEAM languages. “Our goal is to increase the adoption of this sophisticated platform among forward-thinking organizations. With member-supported Working Groups actively contributing to libraries, tools, and documentation used regularly by individuals and companies relying on the stability and versatility of the ecosystem, we actively invest in critical pieces of technical infrastructure to support our users in their efforts to build the next generation of advanced, reliable, real-time applications,” says the official EEF website.

EEF will also be responsible for sponsoring the working groups to help them solve the challenges users of BEAM technology might be facing, particularly in areas such as documentation, interoperability, and performance.

To know more about Erlang Ecosystem Foundation in detail, visit its official website.

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