Former MySQL Chief Mickos Is Joining Eucalyptus

Managers who have built significant businesses from open-source software have tended to be rare. That’s why the computer industry has been wondering about the next move for Marten Mickos, who led the Swedish database company MySQL and sold it in 2008 to Sun Microsystems for $1 billion. Now Mickos, after leaving Sun a year ago, says he is being named CEO of another open-source startup called Eucalyptus that is generating a buzz in techie circles.

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