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Oracle's pledges on MySQL are 'purely cosmetic', say critics

Dec 14, 2009, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Meller)

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"His comments followed an announcement by the Commission earlier Monday that Oracle has agreed to make a series of undertakings to customers, developers and users of MySQL, which the Commission described as "an important new element to be taken into account" in its antitrust investigation of the merger with Sun.

"The Commission has held up Oracle's $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun because it believed that the deal would harm competition in the database software market, currently dominated by Oracle.

"Oracle made the new commitments during negotiations with Commission merger officials believed to have taken place over the weekend."

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