Marten Mickos, Head of Sun Microsystems Database Group Joins Innovation Insider Show on BlogTalkRadio to Discuss Latest Trends in Open Source Software

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This week's Innovation Insider, a Sun Internet Radio show focused on the latest developments in the technology industry, will feature Marten Mickos, Senior Vice president, Database Group for Sun Microsystems and the former CEO of MySQL. A well recognized thought leader in the open source software space, Marten will be discussing the upcoming Software Freedom Day and the importance of free and open source software to businesses. He will also be talking about the latest news from Sun's Database Group and the major landmarks he has experienced since the acquisition of MySQL by Sun in February 2008.

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Innovation Insider is a show on BlogTalkRadio from Sun Microsystems that features discussions with industry innovators on a variety of topics.


12:30-1:30 p.m. PDT, Thursday, September 4


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About Marten Mickos:

Senior Vice President, Database Group, Sun Microsystems

Marten Mickos oversees the database group within Sun's Software division. He joined Sun in 2008 through its acquisition of MySQL AB. As CEO of MySQL for seven years, Mickos helped grow that company from a start-up to the second-largest independent vendor of open source software 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.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

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