ERP Vendor Offers to Take Over MySQL

Article Source ComputerWorld
December 14, 2009, 11:20 am

French ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor Nexedi made a public bid today to take over stewardship of the open-source MySQL database from Sun Microsystems, offering a symbolic €1 in return.
Oracle announced plans to buy Sun in April. The deal has been held up for months while European regulators conduct an antitrust review, which has reached a climax in recent days. A main concern of the E.U. has been the fate of MySQL if owned by Oracle, which holds a major chunk of the database market with its own proprietary platform…