Why You Should (Still) Pay Attention to the DOJ-Oracle Trial
Microsoft's admission that it tried to merge with SAP is just a taste of how much juicier the tale will get now that the two parties are finally in court.The Oracle-PeopleSoft-DOJ saga is similar to water torture. It just keeps dribbling on, only getting to trial in San Francisco federal court this week. Every drip of news over the past 12 months has been of incremental interest to attorneys and to journalists, who are still driven to writing about every twitch in Judge Vaughn Walkers eyelids because we know that God is keeping score of how many words we write and wont let us into heaven if we miss something. Enterprise customers, meanwhile, have been the recipients of the constant drip-drip-drip of news and the diverted attention of their software vendors.
As Renee Boucher Ferguson wrote in an article that sums up what will happen in court this week and how the industry has been affected so far by Oracles hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft, customers are fed up with this dragging-out of the story.