"the rule would unfairly favor giants"
Oh, so you recognize that you're not a giant ? If you were one, I'm sure you'd be quite happy about that rule.
And, IIRC, it seems to me that Oracle has a long history of telling everyone it is the giant in the RDMS space, elbowing everyone else out of the way with gleeful abandon.
But, as usual, some billionnaire doesn't get his way, so the toys get thrown out of the pram before the brain engages. Tsk, tsk.