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EC's fears for MySQL holding up Oracle / Sun deal

Tuesday Sep 15th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Reports say the EC may demand that the open source database is spun-off before granting Oracle’s proposed acquisition anti-trust approval.

[From InformationAge]

The European Commission is withholding approval for software giant Oracle’s proposed acquisition of systems vendor Sun Microsystems due to concerns about the future of MySQL, the open source database system developed by a company of the same name which Sun acquired in 2008.

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