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?
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.
Google petitions the highest court in the country to overturn a previous appeals court ruling favoring Oracle, which in itself overturned a mixed bag of earlier district court rulings.
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.
The Oracle v. Google case is about copyright, patents, and the intricacies of the open-source world. But it's also about Oracle trying to get a do-over for decisions made by Sun's executive management.
Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz sided with Google in its court battle with Oracle, while Sun co-founder Scott McNealy and Java father James Gosling believe that Google infringed on Sun's intellectual property. Who is right?
Newest release of open source suite comes as LibreOffice now claims 80 million active users around the world.