ELLISON TELLS HP TO CHANGE TAGLINE FROM "INVENT" TO "STEAL"

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ELLISON TELLS HP TO CHANGE TAGLINE FROM "INVENT" TO "STEAL"

 user 2010-11-03 at 9:05:35 am Views: 40
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    ELLISON TELLS HP TO CHANGE TAGLINE FROM “INVENT” TO “STEAL”
    NOV 2010 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison launched another attack at HP Chairman Ray Lane, HP CEO Léo Apotheker and the HP board of directors, telling them to change HP’s tagline from “invent” to “steal”.Ellison tells HP to change tagline from “invent” to “steal”The scathing remarks come as Apotheker takes part in legal action from Oracle against SAP, where he served as CEO before his new role at HP.SAP admitted to pirating Oracle software this week, but Apotheker has said to have not been involved as it was before his tenure began.

    Ellison said: “HP Chairman Ray Lane has taken the position that [HP CEO] Léo Apotheker is innocent of wrongdoing because he didn’t know anything about the stealing going on at SAP while Leo was CEO.“The most basic facts of the case show this to be an absurd lie. Oracle sued SAP for stealing in March of 2007. Léo became CEO of SAP in April of 2008. Léo knew all about the stealing. In fact, Léo did not stop the stealing until 7 months after he became CEO.“Why so long? We’d like to know. Ray Lane and the rest of the HP Board do not want anyone to know. That’s the new HP Way with Ray in charge and Léo on the run. It’s time to change the HP tagline from ‘Invent’ to ‘Steal’.”

    Oracle issued another statement the following day. Spokesperson Deborah Hellinger said: “SAP management has insisted for three and a half years of litigation that it knew nothing about SAP’s own massive theft of Oracle’s intellectual property.“Today, SAP has finally confessed it knew about the theft all along. The evidence at trial will show that the SAP Board of Directors valued Oracle’s copyrighted software so highly, they were willing to steal it rather than compete fairly.”Ellison has made a habit of speaking his mind when it comes to HP, having publicly lambasted the HP board of Mark Hurd’s departure.The latest HP criticism is also at odds with an earlier statement from both companies that they are keen to keep up their close partnerships.