EC's Long, Hard Look at Sun-Oracle Deal Gets Longer, Harder

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – The European Commission on Thursday expanded its investigation into Oracle's plans to purchase Sun Microsystems. The EC wants to study the potential antitrust issues arising from proprietary database vendor Oracle's takeover of Sun's open source MySQL database application. It will issue its ruling on Jan. 19, 2010. The purchase has already been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. Shares of both Oracle and Sun fell on the news of the EC's antitrust investigation. (General)