The crux of Google's argument: Oracle and Sun failed to monetize Java on the mobile front and now Oracle is trying to use the courts to achieve what they couldn't do in the marketplace.
Can Oracle-Sun be successful in an age of "good enough" hardware? Or will the company pull the ripcord on the hardware business in the near future?
Larry Ellison is hosting a five-hour event with analysts today to lay out the grand vision for Sun.
After intense antitrust investigation focused on the MySQL database, the European Commission gives an official OK for Oracle to acquire Sun Microsystems.
Though regulators have until late January to make their decision, sources close to both companies say they expect approval this week.
Oracle is set to meet with European Commission regulators to make its case for its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
The full text of Mårten Mickos' letter to European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, encouraging the approval of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Regulators opens antitrust probe into pending merger, citing concerns that the deal may hinder competition in the database market.
With the federal government giving its nod, the biggest remaining hurdle is getting the OK from the European Commission.
The Department of Justice wants more time to consider Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems, but Oracle is confident the deal will still go through without problem.