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An Open Letter to Oracle on the Topic Of Accessibility

http://blog.grain-of-salt.com

After Sun Microsystems was bought by Oracle, the last one began to fire many ex-Sun's workers. There are two lead developers of ``GNOME Accessibility'' and ``Orca'' (screen reader for blind people) projects among this big quantity of fired people. One of them have written an open letter to Oracle to review their decision.

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The Great Oracle Experiment

http://www.computerworlduk.com

For the first time, we get to see what happens when a company that has built up an immense global business empire on the basis of its proprietary software takes over some of the most important open source projects around. Does it destroy them through mutual incomprehension? Or is it *changed* by them, moving towards their approaches?

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What's the Future of Linux and Solaris at Oracle?

http://www.serverwatch.com

"I love Linux. We're big supporters of Linux, [but] Solaris is an older and more capable operating system," Ellison said.

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EU Approves $7.4 Billion Deal Between Oracle And Sun

http://www.techcrunch.com

It’s official: the European Commission has granted regulatory approval for Oracle to acquire Sun Microsystems for approximately $7.4 billion, without further conditions.

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On Selling Exceptions to the GNU GPL - Stallman Clarifies

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Richard Stallman has clarified his earlier letter regarding MySQL.

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The ongoing MySQL campaign

http://lwn.net

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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Monty's 'Save MySQL' gets 15,000 backers

http://www.theregister.co.uk

A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December.

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Oracle Likely to Own MySQL Shortly, European Commission’s Credibility at Stake

http://boycottnovell.com

Oracle commits to swallowing but not devouring the dolphin, whereas the creator of MySQL database, who is now with Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation, lobbies with Microsoft against it

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EU Set to Approve Oracle-Sun Dea

http://www.internetnews.com

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

http://www.itwire.com

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

http://www.h-online.com

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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SFLC says GPL issues should not block Oracle's acquisition of Sun

http://www.h-online.com

Respected Free Software lawyer, Eben Moglen and the SFLC (Software Freedom Law Centre ) have sent a letter to the European Commission saying that it believes that the Commission has "underestimated the robustness the GPL has consistently demonstrated".

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Open-source culture at heart of Oracle deal

http://www.mydigitalfc.com

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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Senators Nudge EU On Sun

http://www.linuxjournal.com

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

http://www.reuters.com

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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