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Oracle Crosses Its Heart and Hopes to Buy

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Oracle has pledged it will not assert copyright claims over MySQL and that it will extend terms and conditions of existing commercial licenses of the database for five years in the hope that the European Commission will approve its $7.4 billion pending acquisition of Sun Microsystems. The EC has indicated that Oracle's concessions are "an important new element to be taken into account" as part of its review. Regulators in Europe have until Jan. 27 to decide whether to approve the deal or force onerous concessions from Oracle -- namely a selloff of MySQL. (General)