Oracle competitors will attend and speak at the European Commission hearing
over the accounting software provider’s bid to takeover Sun Microsystems.
Oracle president Safra Catz and a representative from the US Department of
Justice, which approved the deal earlier this year, are also expected to attend
the hearing, said reports.
Last month the EC objected to the take over bid as it felt the deal would
squeeze competition in the market.
Larry Ellison, Oracle’s chief executive, has said Sun’s Java programming
language, an internet language that will makes it easier to upgrade technology,
is “the single most important software asset we have acquired”.
The EC is expected to make its final decision on the deal on 27 January 2010.
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