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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Justice Department Extends Probe of Oracle-Sun Deal
Date Sat, 27 Jun 2009 23:10:49 GMT
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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