Has EC Shot Itself In the Foot Over Oracle Sun?

The news has just broken that the European Commission is about to kick-off a protracted investigation into Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems. EU authorities are concerned about the implications for the open source database MySQL owned by Sun.

The news has just broken that the European Commission is about to kick-off a protracted investigation into Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems. EU authorities are concerned about the implications for the open source database MySQL owned by Sun.

An analyst I just spoke to reckons that the EC fundamentally doesn't understand open source or it would realise their is no real threat to MySQL as the community will simply fork the platform if it thinks it is under threat from Oracle.

Full story on its way.