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Oracle: Preparing Unbreakable MySQL?

Oct 19, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])


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"As you'll recall, Oracle will potentially get its hands on MySQL, the open source database, through the pending Sun Microsystems acquisition. Initially, some skeptics suggested that Oracle will need to spin off MySQL in order to earn the European Union's regulatory approval for the Sun takeover.

"But Oracle denied the spin-off speculation in late September 2009. Plus, during Oracle OpenWorld, CEO Larry Ellison reinforced Oracle's commitment to MySQL — stating that the database giant may even wind up making a few bucks off the open source database. Also of note, former MySQL CEO Mårten Mickos has sent a letter to the EU recommending they approve the Oracle-Sun combo, including the MySQL component."

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