EU Oracle-Sun Investigation: Hobbyists and Hecklers at Work 

On the 3rd of September the European Commission has decided to conduct a phase two inquiry, which includes forwarding surveys to Oracle’s competitors and customers as well as organizing “crowded” private hearings.

While lobbyists of both sides are arguing to convince the EC that the deal may – or may not – limit competition in the database market, Monty Widenius asks hecklers for help to save mySQL, and Oracle makes commitments.

Florian Mueller – known EU campaigner and strategist, involved also in the software patents war – shared with me some of his current ideas, and I took the chance to speculate around the events.

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