Oracle pledges to keep MySQL sweet

Database giant Oracle said that it will continue to enhance and generally look after MySQL, making it increasingly likely the European Commission will approve its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

Oracle said it will continue improving MySQL and keep its open source license status, as well as supplying additional information for developers.

The European Commission had been concerned that Oracle would ring the death knell on the popular MySQL.

But, this morning, the EC welcomed the move by Oracle, and hailed its approach, leaving the strong possibility that the $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems has vaulted the last regulatory hurdle.

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