Oracle giving EU a hard time over Sun buy

Summary:Oracle is taking a hard line in dealing with EU objections to its planned acquisition of Sun, according to a Financial Times report on Tuesday.

Oracle is taking a hard line in dealing with EU objections to its planned acquisition of Sun, according to a Financial Times report on Tuesday.

EU antitrust regulators are concerned that Oracle, which has a large business in proprietary software, will not be a good home for Sun's open-source MySQL database business. According to the report, Oracle is unyielding, offering no concessions to deal with the European Commission's concerns.

That stance could lead the regulators to issue a formal complaint objecting to the deal, and that move could occur within days, according unnamed sources in the story. Neither the EU or Oracle commented for the story.

For more, read "Oracle not yielding to EU with Sun buy, says report" on CNET News.

Topics: Government : UK, Data Centers, Data Management, Enterprise Software, Government, Government : US, Open Source, Oracle, Software

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