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Old 04-04-2012, 10:27 AM
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Hewlett-Packard filed Monday for a pretrial ruling that Oracle is contractually required to offer future versions of its software on the Itanium platform, claiming that an agreement between HP and Intel ensured that the Itanium was not an end-of-life processor as claimed by Oracle

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The HP motion submits that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison admitted under oath that Intel CEO Paul Otellini did not say that the Itanium processor was nearing the end of its life. Ellison had earlier testified that he relied on a conversation with Intel's Otellini before making his decision to issue Oracle's announcement that the processor was nearing the end of its life.

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Look at what lengths Mr. Ellison went to support that dog called Sparc.
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am shawked, just shocked, sir.
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Legally not EOL doesn't mean technically not EOL.
I can still supply Itanium 2 for another 20 years without any refresh (nor speed bump) and still call it "within the product lifecycle", just state that under oath then it will be the truth.

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Legally not EOL doesn't mean technically not EOL.
I can still supply Itanium 2 for another 20 years without any refresh (nor speed bump) and still call it "within the product lifecycle", just state that under oath then it will be the truth.
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The allegedly "secret" contract between HP and Intel to ensure continued supply of the Itanium confirmed that there is a plan for uninterrupted production of multiple generations of Itanium microprocessors, supported by contract, it added.
Even if we consider this a valid distinction, it would not apply to this lawsuit.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:56 PM
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ugh. They're trying to establish business "reliance upon" because they've got nothing in writing. It's a tough row to hoe if you're a business of that stature, usually that plays better in smaller transactions with fewer lawyers involved.
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It is getting worse:

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...a_mistake.html

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The decision not to port the software to Itanium was made by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and shared with only a few Oracle executives, according to HP's filing. Oracle's senior vice president of database development was not consulted about the decision and is said to have testified that his group had not even considered ceasing software development on Itanium because it "was still, in our opinion, a platform that a significant number of customers were using, and so we didn't think there was a business reason to consider not supporting it."

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The real reason for Oracle's decision to discontinue support for Itanium is found in the company's internal sales communications, as the sales force was exhorted to take full advantage of the Itanium announcement, according to this week's filing which quoted a sales executive from Oracle as saying that " we are the ones dictating IT/Itanium obsolescence."
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Some kind of Stockholm syndrome there? </sarcasm>
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FCK UP 2010 Enterprise Edition... Google this and you can find some PDFs :

1-1 1-CV-203163
1-11-CV-203163
l-ll-CV-203163

Main part is first file (AAAxOOO) and one more interesting email against ORACLE from CDM in last file (ZZZ)

Highly Confidential - Attorneys Eyes Only - Case No. 1-1 1-CV-203163 (Santa Clara Superior Court)

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Sealed entirely exhibits would probably never see the light of day, so I wouldn't expect much from that.
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