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Erlang is developed by the Ericsson as a product to use for themselves. Its not a research language like Haskell but developed for a niche and when I said commercial I meant that it is designed as a commercial product. I have seen more Erlang systems than any other functional language.

Just to mention one, RiakDB, a successful distributed software system is developed on top of Erlang. Actually I've yet to see any other product used by 100s or perhaps 1000s of developers developed on F# or Haskell. Not to mention, almost over 80% of telecom industry is running on Erlang.

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