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Nader, Stallman Go to EU over Oracle-Sun Deal

Free-software radical Richard Stallman and a group formed by Ralph Nader want the EU to quash the proposed Oracle-Sun merger. Big surprise, right? Well, their beef is with what Oracle would do with MySQL, which is a legitimate concern, and it might make sense all around for Oracle to sell MySQL and get the deal through (unless the whole thing was only about MySQL to begin with, which we don't think it was).

So, are we sprinkling rock salt where hell froze over here and agreeing with Richard Stallman? Nah, not really. Sure, we'd like to see MySQL saved, but if Oracle's got the money and Sun is willing to sell, ol' Larry Ellison should be able to do what he wants with what he buys. That's kind of how business works.  

Posted by Lee Pender on October 21, 2009 at 11:55 AM


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