Thursday, September 03, 2009

EU opens probe into Oracle bid for Sun - Yahoo! News

Larry Ellison versus Neelie Kroes – this should be fun

The European Commission now has 90 days — until Jan. 19, 2010 — before it makes a final decision to clear the deal or block it. It often presses companies to make changes that eliminate antitrust worries.

EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said Thursday that regulators needed to examine the effect of a deal "when the world's biggest proprietary database company proposes to take over the world's leading open-source database company."

EU opens probe into Oracle bid for Sun - Yahoo! News

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