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Mitch Kapor

Mitch Kapor has been at the forefront of the information technology revolution for a generation as an entrepreneur, investor, social activist, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer application" often credited with making the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s. In 1990 with fellow digital rights activists John Perry Barlow and John Gilmore, he co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and served as its chairman until 1994. In 2001 Kapor founded the Open Source Applications Foundation, where he is now working on a modern personal information manager using open source tools and methods. The group is working on Chandler, which may compete with Microsoft Outlook. Kapor has been the Chair of the Mozilla Foundation since its inception in 2003. He founded the Mitchell Kapor Foundation to support his philanthropic interests in environmental health. He also co-founded and is on the board of the Level Playing Field Institute, a 501c(3) dedicated to fairness in education and workplaces. He is on the board of trustees of the Summer Science Program; he had been a student at SSP in 1966. Kapor is also member of the Board of Directors of Linden Lab, a San Francisco-based company which created the popular online game Second Life.
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