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Sun Microsystems

Submission + - 62% of Sun's stockholders vote fo Oracle

Moon Workstation writes: In an special meeting held at Santa Clara, CA, 62% of Sun's stockholders voted for the acquisition by Oracle. As a result of this Sun's stock will be taken from the stock market as of Friday. The acquisition is still waiting for approval by the U.S. Department of Justice and anti-trust offices in other countries.

The planned acquisition is source for rumors and speculation about the future of different Sun products, like OpenSolaris, CPUs and others

Submission + - German member of parliament joins Pirate PArty

Political Observer writes: Jörg Tauss, member of the German Parliament, Bundestag, left the social democratic party SPD, which is part of a coalition government, and announced (German article on his site) to join the German Pirate Party. He left the SPD after most members of the party voted for a new censorship law which passed the parliament on Thursday. The law, which aims at blocking child pornography, introduces an infrastructure for DNS based content blocking and is subject of major critics from Internet users.

In March 2009 Tauss became subject of investigations by the German police for owning child pornographic material. He said he owned this material only due to research as part of his role as member of parliament. Investigations are still running.

Use the Force, Luke.