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The ongoing MySQL campaign

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If the deal is approved based on the fact that 'MySQL can be forked', that will be a big blow to open source Software.

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Can Novell Survive 2010 Without Being Acquired/Merged?

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Novell's weakness and slowdown as shown by this week's press

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Some thoughts on MySQL and Oracle

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Your editor wishes to take no position on whether Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should be allowed to proceed by the European Union. Such a decision certainly involves a number of antitrust considerations which go beyond the free software community. That said, some of the positions being taken around this acquisition shine an interesting light on how parts of our community work.

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EU Set to Approve Oracle-Sun Dea

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European regulators have given Oracle the tentative green light in its long-delayed merger with Sun Microsystems now that Oracle has assuaged concerns about the stewardship of the open source MySQL database.

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Oracle commits: MySQL will have a future

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In order to appease European regulators, Oracle has made a number of commitments to the future of MySQL. According to a statement overnight (Australian time), Oracle has made a number of public commitments regarding MySQL in order to ease the concerns of European Union regulators investigating the proposed Oracle – Sun merger.

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Survey shows open source users split over MySQL

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MySQL use declining, PostgreSQL and MariaDB use rising and no majority support for any of the possible outcomes of the current European Commission investigation into Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems; these are some of the results of a survey, carried out by the 451 Group, of open source users show which shows they are split over the future of MySQL.

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Open-source culture at heart of Oracle deal

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In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program’s creator releases it to the world for free and legions of volunteers contribute improvements that are also freely shared.

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Does Metasploit Have a Future?

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The future of Metasploit, the highly respected, open source penetration testing framework founded by renowned security expert H.D. Moore, was plunged into doubt last month following the announcement that the project had been acquired by Rapid7.

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Senators Nudge EU On Sun

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The acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle has become an ongoing saga, one that is reportedly seeing Sun hemorrhage cash at an alarming rate. The company's troubles have now found their way to the hallowed halls of Congress, where a majority of the U.S. Senate has entered the fray.

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EU extends review of Oracle plan to buy Sun

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European regulators extended their review of Oracle Corp's (ORCL.O) proposed $7-billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc (JAVA.O), giving the software maker more time to address anti-competitive concerns.

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Linux lies at the heart of another Silicon Valley takeover

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Linux lies at the heart of yet another big takeover deal in silicon valley.

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Deal to Buy Sun Meets Opposition From EU

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European antitrust authorities formally objected to Oracle Corp.'s proposed purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc., complicating a $7.4 billion deal that U.S. officials had already blessed.

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Many open-sourcers back an Oracle takeover of MySQL

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A number of influential members of the open-source community are raising their voices about Oracle Corp.'s pending takeover of the open source MySQL database.

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Open Source Metasploit gets acquired

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The open source Metasploit penetration testing framework has been acquired by a firm called Rapid7.

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Closing Oracle out of open source?

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The complaints and concerns over Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun Microsystems and open source MySQL database grew this week to calls for the acquisition, or at least the relatively small MySQL part of it, to be blocked.

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