Erlang is now a part of the open source community. Look at Erlang.org.
Whatsapp is powered by Erlang. Compared to 2002, Erlang has traction.
At one stage a vendor earmarked Erlang as the key Language that would be used for Next Generation Data Switches, e.g. ATM (Asyn. Transfer Mode).
VBR/ Wallis Dudhnath