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Spotlight turns to SAP in Oracle, Sun debacle
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| SAP acknowledged in its statement that it has
| raised concerns about Oracle's $5.6 billion
| bid to buy Sun "with the U.S. Department of
| Justice and the European Commission as well as
| a number of other antitrust authorities
| throughout the world, and will continue to
| cooperate with these agencies in an open and
| transparent manner."
Microsoft and SAP: Oracle in the Crosshairs
SAP, Microsoft Gang Up on Oracle
How to Hijack an EU Open Source Strategy Paper
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| Others as in Microsoft and mates.
| All-in-all, the modifications to the document provide a fascinating insight
| into how lobbyists operate in their attempt to neuter threats to their
| constituencies through the shameless evisceration and outright inversion of
| content. Fortunately, when the final strategy document comes out, we will be
| able to pinpoint exactly where ACT's agenda has been inserted. Of course,
| before then we need to make the above document as widely known as possible,
| so that the relevant people at the European Union are aware of what's going
| on, and maybe even take action to prevent this gross distortion of the
| paper's purpose.
| In addition, we must ensure that Wikileaks can continue to provide its
| invaluable service. The world of openness including open source - would be
| the poorer without it. To that end, we need to support its current call for
| funds to help it carry on its work, and I urge you to make a donation,
| however modest.
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