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MySQL Creator Fights on Against Oracle

Dec 31, 2009, 23:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"One thing that's safe to say about Michael 'Monty' Widenius, MySQL's creator and founder, is that he's as tenacious and determined as the man he's fighting – Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

"Despite the fact that the Oracle-Sun Microsystems merger is looking like a done deal, thanks to a successful appeal by Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and its allies to the skeptical European Union's commission on competition, Widenius is launching a worldwide petition in a last-ditch effort to stop the merger.

"The petition, called "Save MySQL!," vows to "keep gathering support until the very end of the process," which would be next month."

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