1/19/2010

MySQL founder turns to China, Russia to stop Oracle

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 8:09 am

Michael Widenius, the creator of the MySQL database, said he is turning his vocal campaign against Oracle’s planned takeover of Sun Microsystems to China and Russia because the European Commission appears set to clear the deal.

The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service last week continued its review of the $7 billion deal, asking for input from interested parties, and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has yet to approve the deal.

“They are powerful, self-confident and open-source-friendly countries and they have every right and opportunity to do a better job on this than the EU,” Widenius said in a statement.

 

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