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US Gov't Lobbied EU To Approve Oracle-Sun Merger 169

Posted by timothy
from the how-could-george-bush-do-such-a-thing dept.
littlekorea writes "Cables leaked by Wikileaks have revealed that the U.S. Government actively pressured the EU Competition Commissioner to approve Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems. The cable reveals that the U.S. 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 Gov't Lobbied EU To Approve Oracle-Sun Merger

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 30, 2011 @06:11AM (#37251288)

    It's better that the Worlds Remaining Superpower (tm) be there to ensure they make the right decision.

    I don't think it's reasonable to expect China to handle everything.

  • Rome (Score:3, Funny)

    by mfh (56) on Tuesday August 30, 2011 @07:37AM (#37251614) Journal

    What America needs now is an old dude to assume the role of high church office so that America can officially become a religious state. They can then live off the proceeds offered by the superstitious tourists.

    I mean when you have a great Empire that implodes on itself after having succumbed to military spending insanity, what's left to do when everything goes to shit?

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