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2 Questions about this FAQ

2.1  Where can I get the latest version of the FAQ?

The open source Erlang website.

2.2  What's new?

See the FAQ commit history on github.

2.3  Where do I ask questions which are not answered in this FAQ?

In most cases, the best place is the erlang-questions mailing list at Anyone can subscribe.

2.4  The answer to question 2.4 is wrong!

If you've found an editorial error in the FAQ (broken link, an addition to a list of links, typo, ambiguity, badly expressed answer, etc.), send some mail to and I'll fix it. Alternatively, if you're eager, fork the FAQ on github.

Problems along the lines of "the advice about the importance of type checking is complete drivel" might be of general interest on the erlang-questions mailing list at

2.5  Disclaimer/Distribution

The information in this document is available free of charge in the hope that it will be of use. However, the author specifically disclaims any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of its use. The author grants permission to distribute this FAQ in unmodified form on any medium.

Opinions in this FAQ do not necessarily agree with Ericsson's official opinions. The maintainer no longer works for Ericsson and this FAQ is not an Ericsson product.