European Union Approves Oracle's Acquisition of Sun
By drapeau on Jan 21, 2010
From an open source point of view, I found it satisfying that they mentioned PostgreSQL as part of their deliberation. They said that they found the PostgreSQL open source database to be a credible alternative to MySQL; essentially, they're saying that the open source DB landscape is not monocultural, and that there are other viable alternatives. I think they're right, and I'm glad to see that it's not all about MySQL.
My opinion: they took a long time to make a decision, but they considered the issues you'd think they should consider.
The next few days should be really interesting for us at Sun. Whether employed or not, at least the long purgatory period is finally coming to an end. I can't tell you how tiresome it has become telling my friends month after month "No real news yet." It's nice that friends care, but it sucks that there's been no progress to report. Finally, that's done with. (whew!)
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