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Oracle and the European Competition Commission will meet 10 December to try and thrash out an agreement that will let its takeover of Sun go ahead.

The deal has already been approved by US regulators, leading some US senators to accuse the Commission of deliberately dragging its feet in order to benefit Oracle's European rivals.

In fact the hearing was delayed at Oracle's request.

A hearing will be held on 10 December, and could be attended by Oracle's competitors, according to two sources talking to Reuters.

The Commission is concerned about Oracle's future support of open source database MySQL - which is a competitor to Oracle's own databases.

The case may not end with a simple yes or no from the Competition Commission; it could ask Oracle to change the structure of the new company or promise to follow some behavioural promises.

The deadline for evidence in the case is 27 January.

The Department of Justice looked at the case because it had concerns over future development of Java - it gave the deal the nod in August. ®

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