Commission spokesman Jonathan Todd played down the importance of Oracle's pledges in securing regulatory approval of the deal. "They (the pledges) are taken into account as one of several factors," he said.
Critics of the deal, and in particular those that opposed Oracle taking control of MySQL, are unhappy with what they consider to be a capitulation by the Commission.
Michael Widenius, one of the founders of MySQL, lobbied hard for the Commission to exclude MySQL from the deal. Earlier this week he said that the Commission gave up trying to safeguard MySQL in order to save face. He dismissed the arguments the Commission gave for abandoning its initial concerns about the deal as "dishonest", and claimed that he and other opponents of MySQL's inclusion in the deal were ignored.
"Should Oracle get MySQL unconditionally, then I can only say that as a European I am ashamed of our regulatory system," the Swedish software programmer said.