EU Commission Approves Oracle-Sun Deal With No Conditions
Jan 21, 2010, 21:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It's official. The Oracle-Sun merger has been approved by the
EU Commission. There are no conditions.
"Here's the press release, in which Neelie Kroes states that she
is now satisfied that the transaction would not significantly
impede effective competition: "I am now satisfied that competition
and innovation will be preserved on all the markets concerned.
Oracle's acquisition of Sun has the potential to revitalise
important assets and create new and innovative products."
"I'm very grateful, personally, that the EU Commission cares
about Open Source, but after its extensive investigation into
MySQL, despite some misinformation, as I viewed it, it found, "The
Commission's in-depth investigation showed that although MySQL and
Oracle compete in certain parts of the database market, they are
not close competitors in others, such as the high-end segment."
That is true."