Peter Zaitsev

Founder, Percona

Why an Open Source License is Not Enough: Requirements for a Practically Useful Open Source Project

Government, Law & Policy


Peter Zaitsev is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Percona. As one of the leading experts in Open Source strategy and database optimization, Peter has used his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person store into one of the most respected open source companies in the business with over 350 employees. Peter now continues to serve as a board member and advisor to a range of open source startups. Peter is the co-author of the book “High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backup, and Replication,” one of the most popular books on MySQL performance.