We have uncovered an interesting development since publishing our previous article about Martin Odersky's claim that Scala is "foremost an industrial language". Apparently, Martin Odersky stated at Scala Days 2010 that he intends to create a startup offering commercial Scala support. He also mentioned it in a comment here. Needless to say, this would be a huge step forwards for Scala!
As an interesting aside, the Scala in the Enterprise web page lists some industrial users of Scala including Électricité de France Trading, Twitter, Xebia, Xerox, FourSquare, Sony, Siemans, GridGain, AppJet, Reaktor, Nature, Managed Gaming Solutions, Tiental, Sygneca, AD Holdings, SAIC, Mimesis Republic and WattzOn.