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.

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