Open source company bids to take MySQL from Oracle
December 15, 2009[From ComputerworldUK]
French ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor Nexedi made a public bid to take over stewardship of the open-source MySQL database from Sun Microsystems, offering a symbolic 1 in return.
Oracle announced plans to buy Sun in April. The deal has been held up for months while European regulators conduct an antitrust review, which has reached a climax in recent days. A main concern of the EU has been the fate of MySQL if owned by Oracle, which holds a major chunk of the database market with its own proprietary platform.