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MySQL creator launches campaign to 'save' database

Chris Kanaracus | Dec. 15, 2009
Widenius urges action as Oracle-Sun hearings near a climax

An Oracle spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Widenius' 11th-hour campaign may be in vain, as the E.U. appears set to approve the merger.

On Monday, Oracle issued a statement containing 10 commitments to MySQL's users and developers. The pledges, which would be valid for five years following the close of the merger, are "an important new element to be taken into account in the ongoing proceedings," the E.U. said in a statement. The E.U. also reiterated Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes' recent remark that she is optimistic the matter can have a satisfactory resolution.

(Joab Jackson in New York contributed to this report.)

 

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