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 9:06:40 am Views: 71
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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.