Microsoft behind Sun/Oracle stall?

So the folks at the Inquirer break down a little analysis done by Groklaw regarding the EU anti-trust objections to Oracle owning MySQL as part of the acquisition of Sun Microsystems.  

The thinking is that Microsoft’s hatchet men are behind some of the objections being raised, since an Oracle-owned MySQL would almost certainly be real competition in the market where Microsoft SQL Server likes to play. 

The delay in the merger deal is causing Sun some difficulty … with friends like Microsoft, who needs enemies?

Oracle’s sun acquisition war continues – The Inquirer

Thus, though Microsoft probably has little vested interest in purchasing MySQL for itself, Microsoft is pulling all of its resources into use to ensure that the EU Commission – its last chance to stop the deal from going through – brokers an agreement with Oracle to sell off MySQL to an organisation with less weight than Oracle, and one with a software stack considerably less than its own.

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