October 10, 2009

MySQL Founder Calls on EC to Clear Oracle/Sun

Article Source internetnews.com

Former MySQL CEO Mårten Mickos sent a letter to the European Commission's top antitrust authority, urging her and her regulatory body to approve Oracle's takeover of Sun Microsystems, which owns his former company.

Sun purchased MySQL in 2008 for $1 billion, and Mickos departed a few months after that.

Now Oracle is looking to buy Sun, but the process of securing regulatory approval has dragged on interminably, all the while Sun is losing money and customers. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison recently said that Sun loses $100 million every month the deal is delayed...

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