Erlang Ecosystem Foundation

Supporting the next generation of advanced, reliable, realtime applications

The Erlang Ecosystem Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by over 100 members who embrace the foundations' collaborative Working Group model, and community-building events.

Our members include industry leaders who are dedicated to furthering state of the art for Erlang, Elixir, LFE and other technologies based on the BEAM.

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Upcoming Events

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October 07 - October 08, 2020
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What does the EEF do?

In order to meet the needs of the ecosystem, the EEF sponsors Working Groups to solve specific challenges faced by users of BEAM technology. Areas of particular interest include documentation, interoperability, and performance.


To formally nominate community members for a fellowship role according to the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation bylaws. Creating and maintaining the criteria and procedure for nomination of fellows.

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The mission of the Security Working Group is to identify security issues, and provide solutions, develop guidance, standards, technical mechanisms and documentation.

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Education, Training, & Adoption

Facilitate, evolve education and training and consolidate educational material(s) for all BEAM languages and the BEAM itself.

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Improve the accessibility, interoperability and quality of the documentation across projects and languages in the Erlang Ecosystem.

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Building and Packaging

To evolve the tools in the ecosystem related to building and deploying code, with a strong focus on interoperability between BEAM languages

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Provide technical support and services to the BEAM community

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External Process Communication, Interoperability and Robustness

External Process Communication, Interoperability and Robustness

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To evolve the tools in the ecosystem related to observability, such as metrics, distributed tracing and logging, with a strong focus on interoperability between BEAM languages.

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To approve Erlang Ecosystem Foundation Sponsor candidacy.

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Language Interoperability

Facilitate the reuse of software components that target the Erlang Runtime.

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To expand awareness of Erlang Ecosystem and participation in its community. To promote the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation and its activities, and to increase engagement in the foundation.

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Embedded Systems

Standardize, improve, and promote the APIs, tooling, and infrastructure for building embedded systems and IoT devices usingErlang VMs

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Do you have an idea for a working group? Anyone can start one by following these steps:

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