South Hall
Berkeley, California 94720

UC Berkeley School of Information's Distinguished Lecture Series

Mitch Kapor
Chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation and Founder of Lotus Development Corporation
“Disruptive Innovations I Have Known and Loved”
Part 2: The Internet and the World Wide Web

A comparative look at the origins, development, and impact of major information technology platforms of the past three decades from the perspective of a leading entrepreneur and software designer who has played a major role in each of them.

Mitchell Kapor, 56, is Chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation (, a non-profit organization he founded in 2001 to promote the development and acceptance of high-quality application software developed and distributed using open source methods.

He is widely known as founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer application" which made the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980's. He has been at the forefront of the information technology revolution for a
generation as an entrepreneur, investor, social activist, and philanthropist.

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