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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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Sun VirtualBox - Free, Powerful Virtualization

http://techgage.com

Where virtualization is concerned, "free" certainly doesn't equate with "cheap". Sun's VirtualBox is a perfect example of that. For non-commercial use, it's a cost-free hypervisor that's feature-robust, offers great performance and stability, and supports a wide-variety of guest operating systems.

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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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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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Sun Microsystems To Relicense Its X.Org Code

http://www.phoronix.com

Alan Coopersmith on behalf of Sun Microsystems has announced this afternoon that they will be relicensing all of their past and present X server work under the canonical form of the X.Org license in its latest form. This is being done to reduce the number of MIT license variants within the X Server...

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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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Improved websites to download OpenOffice.org builds

http://blogs.sun.com

The current setup of websites for downloading OpenOffice.org installation sets provides builds for several languages and operating systems. But nowadays a lot more are built. Unfortunately they are not that easy to find as they are on mirror servers.

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NSA helps Apple, Sun and Red Hat harden their systems

http://www.h-online.com

That the American National Security Agency has previously helped Microsoft harden various Windows versions is old hat, but what is news is that the NSA now also assists Apple, Sun and Red Hat with increasing the security of their operating systems.

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A Week in ODF: Conferences, New Implementations, New ODFDOM

http://boycottnovell.com

ODF news from the past week, mostly positive this time around (no signs of sabotage from the Microsoft ecosystem)

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Oracle: European Commission Fails to Grasp Open Source

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Oracle claims that the European Commission's public policy against Oracle's takeover of MySQL runs counter to open source freedom and the growing database market.

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Deal to Buy Sun Meets Opposition From EU

http://online.wsj.com

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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Sun Microsystems and SirsiDynix Libel GNU/Linux and Free Software

http://boycottnovell.com

Two companies are shown for their smears of Free software competitors, one using a leak (probably disgruntled employee) and another using a former employee

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Created by komrad 4 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 41 weeks ago
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Many open-sourcers back an Oracle takeover of MySQL

http://www.computerworld.com

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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