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D. Henschen
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5/16/2014 | 2:49:50 PM
Re: How to embarrass the competition
I wouldn't say SAP is "back on its heels" on this any more than Google is in its ongoing suit with Oracle. It's just an expensive nuisance. Oracle has to defend its IP, but it could have settled out of court on both counts and poured the settlement money earned and lawyer money not spent into new-product (and new-cloud) development. Customers and our court systems would be much better served with reasonableness.
Charlie Babcock
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5/14/2014 | 2:25:36 PM
How to embarrass the competition
By keeping the case in the courts, Oracle gets to keep its chief applications competitor, SAP, rocked back on its heels. But a mitigating fact, perhaps, is that TomorrowNow did what it did in an easily detectable fashion. It was wrong in the eyes of the law. It had taken a convenient route of rationalizing that it was standing in for the customer and had the same rights as a customer, when it was in fact a support competitor with Oracle. The court will punish such behavior but not in the same way it would discipline lying, coverup and outright theft. The fact that Oracle was aware of the downloads and allowed them to continue, building both its incident count and grievance, may also have been noted by the court.


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