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Sun/Oracle deal fail shows EU doesn't get open source

Nov 11, 2009, 03:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The deal breaker is Oracle's ownership of the open source MySQL database, which to me makes no sense whatsoever and is proof positive that the EC/EU doesn't understand the open source model at all.

"The EU objection in my opinion will do more harm than good to both Oracle and Sun, as well as the MySQL database that the EU is trying to protect.

"I also think that if the objection stands and the deal is blocked, it will also be a very bad omen for the entire open source market."

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