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Submission + - US Govt lobbied EU to approve Oracle-Sun merger (itnews.com.au)

littlekorea writes: Cables leaked by Wikileaks have revealed that the US Government actively pressured the EU Competition Commissioner to approve Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems. The cable reveals that the US went to great lengths to discover how the competition commissioner felt about the 'pro-competitive' nature of open source software and whether this would represent a threat to the US$7.4 billion deal.
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US Govt lobbied EU to approve Oracle-Sun merger

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Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!