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TechOne: MySQL and why companies move to Silicon Valley

MySQL is the world's second largest open source software company. Several years ago it decided to move its HQ to Silicon Valley. It was far ahead of a lot of other tech companies who are doing the same thing.

Why do companies move here? It is the conversations, the community of innovators, developers, capitalists, academics and everything else that makes this a unique place. (This is where the future is created and disrupted, imho.)

I recently interviewed MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, we chatted about Silicon Valley and the challenges in managing development teams in dozens of countries.

(Tom Foremski is Executive Editor of TechOne - subscribe to TechOne RSS feed.)

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