IDCEE 2013: How to do a successful company around open source - Michael Widenius (Monty) (CEO & VP Community @ Monty Program Ab)
by IDCEE on Oct 17, 2013
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Monty is creator and original developer of MySQL, Founder of MySQL Ab.
He is an open source advocate with firsthand experience in creating and enhancing an open source community. A software architect and designer with experience in creating big complex applications alone and with a virtual team.
Currently, Monty is CTO of the MariaDB foundation. Previously to that, he was CEO & VP Community of Monty Program Ab, as well as Partner and owner of Open Ocean Capital (since 2009).
In 2008-2009, he was a MySQL Fellow and Sun DE at Sun Microsystems. He was working in Sun CTO Lab under Sun's CTO Greg Papadopoulos.
For 12 years (1983 – 1995) Monty was a Developer for Tranfor Data AB, Software Architect, TCX Datakonsult AB.
From 1981 to 1995 he was CEO of Monty Program Ab; CEO, Coder, architect and user of UNIREG (The origin of MySQL).
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