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Posted Dec 1, 2009

What if Oracle's buyout of Sun falls through?

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

[From InfoWorld]

With Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems stalled by European Union deliberations, industry dignitaries offered mixed perspectives recently on the ultimate fate of the deal and what it could mean for Sun technologies if the deal falls through.

The $7.4 billion merger is stalled over EU concerns over the fact that the commercial database giant would own the open source MySQL database, which is now Sun property. And the stalled buyout has left Sun's fate up in the air, with customers and employees uncertain as to what will happen -- perhaps leading to an erosion of Sun's values as customers and employees begin looking elsewhere.

The article continues at http://www.infoworld.com/t/mergers-and-acquisitions/what-if-oracles-buyout-sun-falls-through-454



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