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451 CAOS Links 2009.11.10Matthew Aslett, November 10, 2009 @ 11:38 am ET
Objectional statements on Oracle-Sun-MySQL. How Google uses Linux. And more.
The European Commission communicated its Statement of Objections to Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems to those involved, prompting Oracle to claim the EC has a profound misunderstanding of database competition and open source, the US DoJ to reiterate its position that Oracle’s acquisition of Sun is unlikely to be anticompetitive and an EC spokesperson to explain that concern over Oracle owning MySQL is all about copyright and control.
Incidentally, Sun reported a net loss of $120m in Q3 on revenue of $2.24bn from $2.99bn, blamed uncertainty associated with Oracle deal.
For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask
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