Monty Appeals Oracle's Sun Acquisition - Again

by Developer.com Staff

Monty is making one last stand to separated MySQL from the grip of Oracle. He's filed an appeal with the European Commission to reverse the decision to allow the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

Michael 'Monty' Widenius won't let it go.

On Friday, the MySQL co-founder submitted an appeal against the European Commission's decision to allow Oracle to takeover Sun Microsystems.

Widenius sold his share of the popular open source database MySQL to Sun in 2008 for $1 billion.

The Register's Kelly Fiveash reported that Widenius was contacted for a response to the appeal request, but Widenius said he would make a full statement once Oracle responded to the appeal.

The Financial Times confirmed with the European Commission that an appeal has been filed, and told the paper that the antitrust watchdog would "defend" the "decision in court."

This article was originally published on Tuesday Jul 6th 2010
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