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[News] The Databases Debate Resumes in Europe

  • Subject: [News] The Databases Debate Resumes in Europe
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:46:33 +0000
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The case against the case against Oracle-MySQL


Oracle plays hardball with Euro regulators

,----[ Quote ]
| Oracle remains confident that the European 
| Union will cave in and abandon objections to 
| its proposed takeover of Sun Microsystems.
| The firm gave evidence in Brussels 
| yesterday, including support from several 
| customers who believe that MySQL is not a 
| serious competitor to Oracle's core database 
| products.


Fluendo Group Concerned Over EC Threat to Open-Source Investment

,----[ Quote ]
| Fluendo S.A. today expressed its concern 
| that, if upheld, the European Commission's 
| objections regarding Oracleâs acquisition of 
| Sun could set a precedent that will 
| undermine the development of open source 
| technology worldwide.


MySQL in Oracles Hands: Open Source Users Weigh In

,----[ Quote ]
| With debate brewing about whether database, 
| application and middleware giant Oracle 
| should be able to obtain commercial open 
| source database vendor MySQL, concerns about 
| the proposed acquisition have a part to play 
| in a predicted decline of MySQL use, 
| according to a report by market research 
| firm The 451 Group.


IBM, Oracle, Open Source: Mixed Motives Abound

,----[ Quote ]
| The Oracle/European Union drama never stops. 
| Now IBM's stuck their collective necks into 
| the fray and said that Oracle's acquisition 
| of Sun should go through if they make some 
| positive open source gestures to all 
| parties. Meaning what exactly, though?



Ellison: No MySQL spin off

,----[ Quote ]
| Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, has made it clear that he is
| not prepared to spin off Sun's MySQL business in an attempt
| to placate the European Commission investigation of
| competition issues with Oracle's planned acquisition of
| Sun. The deal has already been approved by US authorities
| and Ellison thinks that the European Commission will follow
| saying "I think once they do their job, they're going to
| come to the same conclusion".

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