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Santa Clara, Calif. -- April 24, 2007 -- MySQL AB’s CEO Marten Mickos kicked off the opening day of the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo this morning with a keynote exploring the phenomenal momentum of open source software as both a disruptive force on the traditional enterprise software industry and a positive communal movement among individual software developers.
“Open source is simply a smarter method to develop and distribute software -- a way to promote software users’ freedoms in addition to protecting its creators’ rights,” Mickos noted. “By lowering the cost of entry for start-ups, and removing the obstacles to explosive growth, open source software is also having a wonderful impact on empowering users to build a new generation of more agile products, Web sites and companies. Perhaps the next Microsoft, Yahoo, Google or YouTube is sitting in this audience today.”
Throughout this week, more than 1,400 attendees and 66 exhibitors will participate in over 140 technical and IT business sessions at the annual MySQL event being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. It is the world’s largest gathering of open source database experts.
Among the business and technology highlights of Mr. Mickos’ presentation:
Mr. Mickos also presented the company’s annual awards -- recognizing exemplary MySQL users, partners, and community contributors.
2007 MySQL Applications of the Year:
- Amp'd Mobile
2007 MySQL Partners of the Year:
- Carahsoft Technology Corp.
- Red Hat
2007 Community Members of the Year:
- Quality Contributor of the Year: Martin Friebe
- Community Code Contributor of the Year: Paul McCullagh
- Community Advocate, Communicator and Facilitator of the Year: Sheeri Kritzer
MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high-performance, affordable database products. The company’s flagship offering is 'MySQL Enterprise’, a comprehensive set of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools, and premium support services.
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database software, with over 11 million active installations. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software -- including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA.
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