Keynote

From Europe to USA: Culture's Consequences on Open Source Communities and Businesses
Mårten Mickos, CEO, MySQL AB

Track: Open Culture
Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2006
Time: 14:15 - 14:30
Location: Theatre Plaza

In this presentation, Mårten Mickos discusses the cultural aspects of open source and open source business in relation to Europe and USA.

Topics covered:

  • Why is it that so much of open source originates in Europe, especially in Northern Europe?
  • With so much European origin, why is open source a much bigger business in USA?
  • Is open source a fad, a religion, a faith, a political view, a method of cooperation, a business, or what?