While Oracle has failed to win U.S. fast-track approval for the Oracle – Sun deal, Oracle lawyers expect the deal to close by 31 Aug.
“The deal will be notified to the European Commission this month,” the source told Reuters.
Oracle failed last month to win fast-track approval from U.S. antitrust regulators, who wanted more information on Java licensing rights.
“Information on Java licensing rights will be included in the EU notification,” the source said.
Sun’s Java software is one of the world’s most widely used computer languages. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has said he wants to tweak Java software so that it is easier to use on smartphones and netbook computers.
A lawyer for Oracle said last month he expected the company soon to win U.S. antitrust approval and to close its purchase of Sun by Aug. 31…
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