Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More blinding brilliance from EU trust busters…

In another piece of blinding European antitrust brilliance the EU trust busters are set to break into Oracle’s bid for ailing Sun Microsystems owners and promoters of the world’s largest open source database software.

Their reason is fear of lessened competition. Open source is an obvious source of contestability and any regulatory demise met by Sun is likely to lessen or at least raise the cost of generating open source solutions……

and yet, at the same time, just to keep us guessing, their media and comms regulator is said to bee keen on business models such as Google’s current sweep up of the books in libraries – copyrighted and less so – in order to generate greater access to these assets.

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