Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Oracle anti-trust lawsuit concludes

The Oracle antitrust trial wrapped up this week.  From the news reports, it appears that the judge directed some pretty tough questions to both the government and to Oracle, making it difficult to discern whether he will decide in favor of the government, or allow Oracle's hostile bid for PeopleSoft to move forward.  However, several reports I've read indicate that Oracle appears to be in better shape after the trial than it was going in.

Among the many software industry people I know, few expect this deal to go through.  But we might all be in for a surprise.  If it does go through it will send shock waves through the application software industry.

The San Jose Mercury news has a summary of the final day.

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