Open source developers oppose Oracle's MySQL acquisition

Friday Oct 23rd 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

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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