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EU fears Oracle will kill MySQL, but is that even possible?

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Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun has hit a snag. The European Commission is concerned that Oracle's will terminate the open source MySQL project, a move that would have a detrimental impact on competition in the database market. In light of the resilience inherent in open source software, it's unclear if such a maneuver would even be possible.

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VMware Turns Sour After Microsoft Intervention

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VMware shows signs of Linux neglect, just like Xen after receiving funding, staff and acquisition from Microsoft-tied entities

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Oh Loh! SourceForge Buys Former Microsoft Employees

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SourceForge buys a company with a roots in Microsoft

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Oracle Buys Sun: It's Official

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Here's the press release. So they own Java and Solaris and MySQL, not to mention all the patents Sun

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Oracle buys Sun - what now for MySQL, Java and OOo?

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Oracle has announced it is purchasing Sun Microsystems for just over $7 billion. The official word from Oracle is that the purchase gives it two key assets - Java and Solaris - but open sourcerers will understandably be more interested in MySQL and OpenOffice.org.

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IBM Lets Sun Set

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Reports surfaced late this evening that computing giant IBM — which has been in talks for some time to buy Sun Microsystems — has pulled its $7 billion offer to buy the struggling company.

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On the Fate of Solaris

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If IBM does acquire SUN, and the rumors on the street suggest that it will, what will IBM do about Solaris? Let’s look at some of the options.

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Good-bye Solaris? The fate of Sun's top 5 technologies

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By this time next week, IBM will have bought Sun at a cut-rate price. I'd long thought Sun was going to down for the count, so the news that IBM was moving in didn't surprise me. What happens next though?

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Microsoft and Novell (Almost Merged) versus IBM and Sun (to be Merged)

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As IBM's acquisition of Sun Microsystems inches closer, Novell's role in harming Java and OpenOffice.org is revisited

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IBM in Negotiations to Acquire Novell

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IBM still looking for the breakthrough deal with Big Red mond
"JAVA was just too powerful for us to have," confessed Bob Satire, "so we decided to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime contract opportunity with Microsoft by buying a poor-but-functional copy of its key technology - called Perro - along with its parent company.

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Citigroup Interested in Buying Red Hat?

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One is continually climbing the stock markets while the other is perpetually falling. One is helping to save their market-space while the other threatens to help take theirs down.

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If IBM Buys Sun What Happens to MySQL (and Sun’s other projects)?

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There’s been alot of discussion about IBM being in talks with Sun Microsystems about a $6.5 billion acquisition. Initially Sun’s stock (ticker: JAVA) shot up significantly while IBM’s stock (ticker: IBM) initially dropped a few points before recovering to only a small loss.

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Dell: IBM-Sun Good For Us

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The chief executive of Dell Inc said on Tuesday that talk of IBM possibly buying Sun Microsystems was providing an "enormous opportunity" to the world's No. 2 PC maker in the corporate server market.

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The rise of the Blue Sun: IBM and Sun

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The news broke this morning, March 18th, that IBM is talking to Sun about buying the company. Sources from both companies tell me that such a deal is in the works and it may be completed as early as this week.

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How Microsoft ‘Bought’ Xen to Remove/Reduce Choice (Is Novell Next?)

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Analysis of virtualisation news from Citrix, Novell, and Red Hat

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