12/1/2009

Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems clouds the future of open-source database software producer MySQL, according to this article. European Commission regulators contend that the merger could remove a low-cost database option for customers since MySQL became part of Sun in 2008. Oracle's purchase of Sun raises the question of whether open-source products can be viable parts of larger businesses, Ashlee Vance writes.

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