Eye on Oracle:

December, 2009

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December 23, 2009  5:24 PM

Postgres overlooked by the EC in the Oracle-Sun deal



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal

With Oracle and the European Commission (EC) on the verge of reaching agreement over the former's proposed possession of MySQL, hopefully this is the last time I talk about the latter's confounding lack of understanding about the open source market. While the EC has now spent well over three...

December 15, 2009  10:26 PM

Oracle concessions edge European Commission closer to approving Sun deal



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal

It's almost done. After three months of investigation, and some pointed exchanges between the two along the way, it appears Oracle and the European Commission are on the verge of settling their differences over


December 8, 2009  9:52 PM

Would Oracle’s hands on MySQL mean users’ hands off?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
MySQL, Oracle open source


December 4, 2009  3:55 PM

Oracle reportedly offers compromise to appease the European Commission on MySQL



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, open source database, Oracle-Sun deal

In his eyeball-to-eyeball stare down with the European Commission (EC) over MySQL, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison may have blinked. Multiple reports today say Ellison is willing to setup a separate entity within the combined Oracle-Sun that would be responsible for operating the MySQL open source...


December 2, 2009  4:21 PM

Life in the three-company IT world may get crowded



Posted by: Ed Scannell
Dell, European Commission, Hewlett-Packard, Larry Ellison, Microsoft, MySQL, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

This past March I wrote a blog inspired by some bold remarks Oracle chairman Larry Ellison made a while ago, predicting there eventually would be only three legitimate competitors left in the IT world. Oracle, of course, was going to...


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