Oracle's pledges on MySQL are 'purely cosmetic', say critics
Dec 14, 2009, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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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