Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] Oracle-SUN to Get the EU OK Shortly

Hash: SHA1

European approval for Oracle acquisition of Sun expected this week

,----[ Quote ]
| According to the Wall Street Journal's All 
| Things Digital blog, Oracle and Sun expect 
| that the European Commission will approve the 
| acquisition of Sun Microsystems some time this 
| week. The report which cites sources close to 
| both companies, comes as the 27th of January 
| deadline for the Commission's decision 
| approaches and suggests that the official 
| announcement of the successful acquisition 
| will be issued in early February.


David who co-founded the projects supports this takeover.


Save MySQL?

,----[ Quote ]
| But here is the part that really bothers
| me:
| this is making OSS acquisitions look very
| dangerous and dicey. JBoss is finally
| making a ton of money for RedHat
| (>100MUSD/yr) but
| after 3 years, a few false starts and
| fumbles. It was a steep learning curve on
| both sides. But, so far the MySQL
| situation is a disgrace and just looks
| like a huge mistake. Hopefully the VMWare
| crew does a better and more discreet job
| of successfully integrating an OSS
| company.


Will Oracle Kill MySQL?

,----[ Quote ]
| MySQL founder Michael "Monty" Widenius is
| spearheading an energetic attempt to stall
| Oracle's acquisition of Sun. His concern
| is that once Oracle buys Sun, it will
| decimate MySQL. Should we be worried?


MySQL founder turns to China, Russia to halt Oracle

,----[ Quote ]
| Michael Widenius, the creator of the MySQL
| database, said he is turning his vocal
| campaign against Oracle's planned takeover
| of Sun Microsystems to China and Russia
| because the European Commission appears set
| to clear the deal.


Why I will not sign the MySQL petition

,----[ Quote ]
| If you sell something, you donât own it any
| longer. MySQL is now SUNs business. And if
| SUN decides to sell themselves to Oracle â
| it is their business. If the MySQL founders
| and fanboys donât like this, they simply
| shouldnât have sold MySQL to SUN in the
| first instance.


Monty Widenius wants another billion dollars, should we help him?

,----[ Quote ]
| What does âHelp MySQLâ advocate, in a
| nutshell? It claims that if Oracle were to
| merge with Sun, MySQL customers would be
| trapped in a market that would be pretty
| much controlled and captured by Oracle,
| both through its existing propietary
| databases offerings and the acquisition of
| MySQL. Another issue explained on the web
| site is that the inherent free and open
| source nature of MySQL will not be enough
| to grant effective freedoms to the market
| since Oracle would be the sole copyright
| owner of the code and trademarks.


MySQL: decision time is nigh

,----[ Quote ]
| Is Oracle keen on MySQL because of the
| market control? Or is it because Oracle
| sees MySQL as a means to possibly defeat
| Microsoft's ambitions in the database
| market, where its SQL Server product is
| used for similar purposes as MySQL?
| The only person I've noticed who mentioned
| this is Eben Moglen , a well-known legal
| figure in free software circles.
| But anyone who knows anything about the
| history of the computer industry is aware
| of the intense animosity between Oracle
| supremo Larry Ellison and Microsoft co-
| founder Bill Gates.
| At the level at which these men operate,
| money isn't a consideration. Power is,
| rubbing one's competitor's face in the mud
| is, especially when there is past
| animosity. Here is just one example of how
| much Ellison dislikes Microsoft.


Why MySQL's creator thinks IBM could acquire the database

,----[ Quote ]
| A quick review of Save MySQL online petition
| stats shows that the results are still in
| line with the results I reported previously.
| Over 90 percent of petition signees would
| require Oracle to divest MySQL to a "suitable
| third party."

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index