After the open letter by former MySQL CEO MÃ¥rten Mickos a few days ago additional groups are now throwing their hat in the ring. Richard Stallman, together with Knowledge Ecology International and the Open Rights Group published an open letter of their own asking the EU to block the acquisition of MySQL by Oracle.

I find the letter very interesting for the stance it takes as well as for what it does not say and the implications to open source licensing. Simon Phipps has some additional thoughts in his post “Remarkable Reversal“.

Cheers,

– Terrence

Disclaimer:

As a current employee of Sun Microsystems and a Sun shareholder I am not able to comment on the Sun-Oracle acquisition. The views expressed in this blog are not necessarily the official position of Sun Microsystems.