Open source developers oppose Oracle's MySQL acquisition

Friday Oct 23rd 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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Prominent open source software developers have joined forces with those opposed to Oracle assuming control of MySQL if Oracle's proposed $7.4bn acquisition of Sun Microsystems goes ahead.

[From ComputerWeekly]

The deal, approved by US competition authorities, is being delayed because of concerns by their European counterparts that customers could face reduced choice or higher prices as a result of the merger.

They contend that Sun's MySQL open-source database software is a potential long-term competitor to Oracle's core database business.

The article continues at http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/10/23/238274/open-source-developers-oppose-oracles-mysql-acquisition.htm

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