"As Mary Jo Foley reported recently, Microsoft is
arguing that Oracle shouldn't be allowed to buy Sun. According to
my sources, the reason why Microsoft wants to block the deal has
nothing to do with MySQL remaining open source. It's all about
making sure Oracle can't use MySQL as a low-cost alternative to SQL
Server on the low end.
"Microsoft's only toehold in serious DBMS work is in the SMB
(small-to-medium business) space. Open source or not, a low-price
MySQL with Oracle branding could boot Microsoft out of this line.
They really, really don't want to see that."
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