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Re: Oracle buys Innobase

From: Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Oracle buys Innobase
Date: 2005-10-18 10:51:01
Message-ID: 200510180651.01310.robert.bernier5@sympatico.ca (view raw or flat)
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On Monday 17 October 2005 21:43, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> >> In canada we have a thing called the competition bureau, a company is
> >> not allowed to buy another company if its to reduce competition
> >
> > By that definition no company could ever buy any other company even if
> > they wanted a mutual merger, so I don't think that is the case.
>
> And, actually, that isn't the case (or, at least, there are ways around
> it) ... two of Canada's largest Nickel mines in Sudbury just merged (to
> the chagrin of their respective unions) ... if that isn't reducing
> competition, I'm not sure what is :)

True, I could have explained more. A competition board's mandate is by law to examine if two companies together is for the public good. Sure there's big merges going on..... BUT only after they go through the process. Sorry, I thought this was obvious.

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