EU's stance on MySQL raises questions for Oracle

Monday Sep 28th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

The database vendor is in a tricky situation, says Bill Snyder.

[From Computerworld]

Pretend you are Oracle CEO Larry Ellison for a minute (forget about the yacht and designer suits, though). You're spending $7.4 billion to buy Sun Microsystems and all of a sudden the EU antitrust posse frets about the fate of MySQL, the popular, open source database. Would you risk the acquisition because you want to remain the proud owner of a product that may or may not have revenue potential, or would you throw it overboard?

The article continues at http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/tech/5BD735A277DE2982CC25763C000DE83C

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