University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science & Technology
The Peter Kiewit Institute of
Information Science, Technology & Engineering
Mårten Mickos, CEO
"The Future of Open Source"

When:Monday, April 2nd, 2007; 1:00pm-2:45pm (includes Q&A time)

Where:Strauss Performing Arts Theatre, University of Nebraska at Omaha (6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182)

Parking:Reserved parking on lowest level (3rd) of Parking Structure (Lot T)
 Parking in Lot X or F is also available.
 Parking Map

You are cordially invited to a conversation with Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB on Monday April 2nd, 2007 from 1:00pm-2:45pm in University of Nebraska at Omaha's Strauss Performing Arts Theatre. Mårten will give a talk and engage in a Q&A with the audience on the current state and future of the open source movement as a software development model. In particular, Marten will discuss the open source phenomenon and how it relates to modern society and the online revolution. He will cover the history of MySQL and looks at what the future may hold for open source and the software industry.

About Mårten: Mårten Mickos joined MySQL AB as CEO in 2001. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a start-up to the second-largest open source company and the fastest-growing database vendor in the world. Prior to MySQL, Mickos held multi-national CEO and senior executive positions in his native Finland. He holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology.

The College of IS&T is also sponsoring a MySQL workshop on Tuesday, April 3:
Maximum Velocity MySQL
with Jay Pipes, Community Relations Manager, MySQL
About MySQL ( MySQL AB develops and markets a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools using the open source development model. The MySQL® database is used in more than 10 million installations ranging from large corporations to specialized embedded applications on every continent in the world. (Yes, even Antarctica!). Not only is MySQL the world's most popular open source database, it's also become the database of choice for a new generation of applications built on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python.) MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, Netware, giving you the kind of flexibility that puts you in control.