The fight by those looking to block the Oracle takeover ofSun is heading to Eastern Europe following the approval of the deal by the US and signsthat the EU will also clear the deal.
Michael Widenius, the creator of MySQL, is hoping thatauthorities in Russiawill be more willing to block the merger continuing to put the pressure onauthorities in the country after handing over a petition signed by 14,000 users at thestart of the year.
As things stand the US has given the deal the thumbs upand after a protracted process including an investigation the EC looks set tofollow after Oracle did enough to calm concerns about competition.
But Widenius is still determined to try and cause problemsby appealing to the Russia’sAntimonopoly Service which is still reviewing the deal.
According to Reuters the MySQL guru holds higher hopes that countries like Russia and China, which he believes have agreater sympathy towards open source, will contest the merger.