David Axmark

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David Axmark
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David Axmark at the MySQL Users Conference, 2006
Born (1962-05-28) May 28, 1962 (age 60)
OccupationCo-Founder of MySQL AB

David Axmark, born 28 May 1962 in Sweden, is one of the founders of MySQL AB and a developer of the free database server, MySQL. He has been involved with MySQL development from its beginning along with the fellow co-founder Michael Widenius. He studied at Uppsala University between 1980 and 1984 [1]

David has been involved with free software since 1980 and has said he is committed to developing a successful business model using free open source software. During early 2010 David made a Series A financing for OrangeHRM, "The World's Most Popular Open Source Human Resource Management Software". David is a director at OrangeHRM.[2]

On 4 December 2012, David Axmark, together with the other MySQL founders, Michael "Monty" Widenius and Allan Larsson, announced the MariaDB Foundation.[3]


  1. ^ "Doldisen som blev mångmiljonär" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ "MySQL AB Management Team". MySQL AB. Archived from the original on February 23, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  3. ^ "MariaDB Foundation to Safeguard Leading Open Source Database". MariaDB Foundation. Archived from the original on 6 September 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.

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