Oracle’s Pledges on MySQL are ‘Purely Cosmetic’, Say Critics

Article Source ComputerWorld
December 14, 2009, 3:08 am
Oracle’s latest commitments designed to address the European Commission’s concerns regarding its acquisition of Sun Microsystems and the MySQL database are paper thin, and even if they were confirmed they wouldn’t safeguard MySQL’s future, said Florian Mueller, an outspoken critic of the deal, on Monday.
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…