EC Formally Objects To Oracle's Purchase of Sun
The EC has presented Oracle and Sun with a statement of objections
. Despite the promotion
of former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, the statement seems to focus entirely on what many have feared: MySQL vs. Oracle databases.
From Sun's 8-K SEC filing
:'The Statement of Objections sets out the Commission's preliminary assessment regarding, and is limited to, the combination of Sun's open source MySQL database product with Oracle's enterprise database products and its potential negative effects on competition in the market for database products.'
The EU and the EC are getting a rep for disagreeing with US counterparts
." On Monday afternoon the DoJ reiterated its support
for the deal. Matthew Aslett has a helpful timeline
of the action from the EC.