What European Database Competition?
Finally. Neelie Kroes finally can state why she opposes a merger over MySQL, a free product Sun's competitors can download, improve, and then compete against Sun with. As a Sun employee, we can only hope she finally states why this is anti-competitive to the European software market. Turncoat Monty Windenius' 9 month old company only has 15 people working for it, so that is not much of a European database competitor to protect. This glacial 7 month "review" to just get to the point of deciding what bothers Ms. Kroes is proof of why governments should not be involved with the private sector. Its tough to compete, especially when on of the competitors is a bureaucrat with no industry experience and no products. More of us at Sun will have to suffer while this EC review wastes everyone's time.