- Oracle negotiates a compromise, satisfying the EC's objections, possibly by agreeing to support the MySQL community. The deal closes and Oracle/Sun rebuild some lost confidence.
- Oracle is unable to overcome the EC objections and goes into a lengthy appeals process as Sun continues to suffer financially.
- Oracle is forced to get rid of MySQL but keeps ownership of Sun's other properties.
- Oracle is forced to get rid of MySQL and decides to back out of the deal.