Interesting rumour at the Financial Times

Interesting rumours about the circumstances of the Sun/IBM deaul at the Financial Times - Oracle in $7.4bn swoop on Sun:

The deal follows a last-minute intervention by Oracle after IBM was once again in discussions with Sun about a deal of its own, according to a person close to the software maker. Oracle first approached Sun late on Thursday about the possibility of a deal, and signed an accord late on Sunday, according to this person.

Hey, that was really fast … :)