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From Onno Kluyt <o...@onno.com>
Subject Re: Justice Department Extends Probe of Oracle-Sun Deal
Date Sat, 27 Jun 2009 23:14:26 GMT
Pfft, how can any of Sun's simple Java licenses be spooky?

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On Jun 27, 2009, at 19:10, "Geir Magnusson Jr." <geir@pobox.com> wrote:

> Oh, goody.  That middle sentence is spooky.
>
> geir
>
> On Jun 27, 2009, at 12:11 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>
>> Teaser from WSJ: (I don't have a subscription to see the full  
>> article)
>>
>>  The Department of Justice informed Oracle Corp. that the
>>  department has extended its investigation into the company's
>>  proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc., according to
>>  a statement issued by Oracle Friday.
>>
>>  The government's 30-day period to review the acquisition was
>>  set to expire midnight Friday. Instead of approving the deal,
>>  the Justice Department asked the companies for more information,
>>  the Oracle statement said.
>>  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124606768745364111.html
>>
>> Oracle's Statement:
>>
>>  Oracle Issued the Following Statement
>>  Redwood Shores, CA – June 26, 2009
>>
>>  Oracle issued the following statement, attributable to Dan
>>  Wall, Latham & Watkins counsel to Oracle:
>>
>>  "We've had a very good dialogue with the Department of Justice
>>  and we were almost able to resolve everything before the Second
>>  Request deadline. All that's left is one narrow issue about the
>>  way rights to Java are licensed that is never going to get in
>>  the way of the deal. I fully expect that the investigation will
>>  end soon and not delay the closing of the deal this summer."
>>  http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/020174
>>
>> Craig L Russell
>> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://db.apache.org/jdo
>> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
>> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
>>
>

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