|Oracle rejects EU antitrust claims|
By Richard Waters in San Francisco
Published: November 10 2009 01:52 | Last updated: November 10 2009 01:52
Oracle on Monday mounted a strident attack on Europe’s competition authorities as it confirmed that it had received an official objection from Brussels to its proposed $7.4bn acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
In a statement on Monday, however, Oracle claimed the case was founded on a misunderstanding. “It is well understood by those knowledgeable about open source software that because MySQL is open source, it cannot be controlled by anyone,” it said. “That is the whole point of open source.”