HP files suit against Oracle in contract dispute

This week, Hewlett-Packard filed suit against Oracle claiming that they committed breach of contract by not supporting the release of Intel’s Itanium processor.  In addition, HP accuses Oracle of intentional contract interference for prospective economic advantage, defamation-libel, and violation of California’s professional and business codes.

A statement from HP reads, “HP believes that Oracle’s March 22 statement to discontinue all future software development on the Itanium platform violates legally binding commitments Oracle has made to HP and the more than 140,000 shared HP-Oracle customers.  Further, we believe that this is an unlawful attempt to force customers from HP Itanium platforms to Oracle’s own platform.”

Oracle denies all of the allegations made against them in HP’s lawsuit.

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