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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.
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.
Investors OK the $7.4 billion deal, but acquisition still faces scrutiny by the Justice Department. Java licensing said to be the sticking point.
Signing off after 28 years leading the company he helped found, Scott McNealy says he's come to grips with Sun becoming part of Oracle.
Michael "Monty" Widenius says the European Commission is right to be concerned about the Oracle-Sun merger and urges Oracle to sell MySQL to settle antitrust issues.
Oracle is playing hardball with European regulators concerned about its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.