Oracle comes out swinging, files lawsuit, accuses Kitzhaber of 'campaign ' ". Oracle expressed no interest in sponsoring the new project and asked the OpenOffice. Oracle Corporation operates in multiple markets and has acquired several companies which formerly functioned autonomously.
In , Oracle Corporation marketed many of its products using the slogan "Can't break it, can't break in", or "Unbreakable". Oracle Corporation also stressed the reliability of networked databases and network access to databases as major selling points. However, two weeks after its introduction, David Litchfield , Alexander Kornbrust, Cesar Cerrudo and others demonstrated a whole suite of successful attacks against Oracle products.
In , then- United States Attorney General John Ashcroft sued Oracle Corporation to prevent it from acquiring a multibillion-dollar intelligence contract. After Ashcroft's resignation from government, he founded a lobbying firm, The Ashcroft Group , which Oracle hired in With the group's help, Oracle went on to acquire the contract.
Computer Sciences Corporation reportedly spent a billion dollars developing a computer system for the United States Air Force that yielded no significant capability, because, according to an Air Force source, the Oracle software on which the system was based could not be adapted to meet the specialized performance criteria. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. When the site tried to go live on October 1, , it failed, and registrations had to be taken using paper applications until the site could be fixed.
On April 25, , the State of Oregon voted to discontinue Cover Oregon and instead use the federal exchange to enroll Oregon residents. Oracle president Safra Catz responded to Cover Oregon and the OHA in a letter claiming that the site's problems were due to OHA mismanagement, specifically that a third-party systems integrator was not hired to manage the complex project.
In August , Oracle Corporation sued Cover Oregon for breach of contract,  and then later that month the state of Oregon sued Oracle Corporation, in a civil complaint for breach of contract, fraud, filing false claims and " racketeering ". The acquisition was delayed for several months by the EU Commission because of concerns about MySQL , but was unconditionally approved in the end. State Department Embassy cables were leaked  to WikiLeaks.
One cable revealed that the U. The lawsuit argues that the government received deals inferior to those Oracle gave to its commercial clients. The DoJ added its heft to an already existing whistleblower lawsuit filed by Paul Frascella, who was once senior director of contract services at Oracle. Oracle, the plaintiff, bought the Java computer programing language when it acquired Sun Microsystems in January The pre-developed code is organized into separate " packages " which each contained a set of methods.
The packages are further organized into larger " classes. Oracle and Google the defendant tried to negotiate an agreement for Oracle to license Java to Google, which would have allowed Google to use Java in developing programs for mobile devices using the Android operating system.
However, the two companies never reached an agreement. After negotiations failed, Google created its own programming platform, which was based on Java, and contained a mix of 37 copied Java packages and new packages developed by Google. In , Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement for the use of the 37 Java packages. Alsup who taught himself how to code computers . By the end of the first jury trial the legal dispute would eventually go on to another trial the arguments made by Oracle's attorneys focused on a Java function called "rangeCheck.
Of all the lines of code that Oracle had tested—15 million in total—these were the only ones that were 'literally' copied. Every keystroke, a perfect duplicate. Although Google admitted to copying the packages, Judge Alsup found that none of the Java packages were covered under copyright protection, and therefore Google did not infringe.
API stands for "application programming interface" and are how different computer programs or apps communicate with each other. However, the appeals court also left open the possibility that Google might have a " fair use " defense.
On October 6, , Google filed a petition to appeal to the U. Supreme Court , but the Supreme Court denied the petition. The case was then returned to the U.
District Court for another trial about Google's fair use defense. In February , Oracle filed another appeal to the U. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On August 13, , an internal Oracle memo leaked to the Internet cited plans for ending the OpenSolaris operating system project and community.
In an official statement made by Larry Ellison, Phillips had previously expressed his desire to transition out of the company. Ellison had asked Phillips to stay on through the integration of Sun Microsystems Inc. There is no executive in the IT world with more relevant experience than Mark. On September 20, Oracle and HP published a joint press release announcing the resolution of the lawsuit on confidential terms and reaffirming commitment to long-term strategic partnership between the companies.
A number of OpenOffice. Oracle expressed no interest in sponsoring the new project and asked the OpenOffice. On August 1, , a California judge said in a tentative ruling that Oracle must continue porting its software at no cost until HP discontinues its sales of Itanium-based servers. Oracle has announced it will appeal both the decision and damages. Oracle has previously used this portal for around four hundred million dollars a year in revenue.
Oracle Corporation originally leased two buildings on the site, moving its finance and administration departments from the corporation's former headquarters on Davis Drive, Belmont, California. Eventually, Oracle purchased the complex and constructed a further four main buildings. The distinctive Oracle Parkway buildings, nicknamed the Emerald City,  served as sets for the futuristic headquarters of the fictional company "NorthAm Robotics" in the Robin Williams film Bicentennial Man Oracle Corporation operates in multiple markets and has acquired several companies which formerly functioned autonomously.
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Oley Kohlman ate heartily but many men only picked distractedly at their food. Platoon and company commanders urged their men to get as much rest as they could.
With their nerves taut and minds worriedly focused on the coming task, however, the soldiers found sleeping just about impossible. They could do little more than lie on their bunks and think, until sometime in the middle of the night when the loudspeakers began to blare.
D-day on Kiska had officially arrived. The first phase of the attack plan called for a three-battalion formation of mountain troops to follow a smaller scouting party ashore at a protected cove on the northwest side of the island. Additional landings would be made in the following days. An advance party of rangers slipped onto the island in the early morning darkness, but did not immediately report its findings.
Meanwhile, simply getting the first wave of mountain soldiers and their gear loaded into assault boats took far too long. As searchlights skittered across the choppy surface of the sea, army officers cursed their navy comrades through megaphones, and soldiers struggled to climb down from the ships on nets and squeeze into the bobbing landing craft. Amid much shouting, the transports finally began to bump past one another to let their heavy ramps thud down on the wet sand, and the impatient soldiers inside them stumbled out into knee-deep water and lunged for solid ground.
As Leo Kohlman recalls, it was nearly noon before he and the rest of K Company waded ashore on Kiska Island, six long, edgy hours after the first disorganized wave of soldiers stormed up the mud-slicked, green sod slopes.
Fortunately, they encountered no resistance. Yet as the members of the small supply contingent made their way with their heavy packs across the beach toward the imposing hills, they met four stunned soldiers carrying a dead man back toward the water, his body bloodied and soaked. No one spoke, not even the normally garrulous Kohlman. This grim welcome to combat washed away any remaining visions of glory the young troops might still have harbored. Messengers circulated among platoons with word that abandoned enemy bunkers had been encountered up ahead, some still containing caches of food and ammunition; one rumor held that the Japanese had even abandoned a hot container of tea.
Shells fired from the supporting warships steadily exploded in the distance, and sometimes very close at hand. With nightfall came rain, and heavy fog off the Bering Sea rolled across the island like a thick, icy blanket. Gunfire suddenly began ringing out, and soldiers dove into their shallow foxholes which were already filling with water. Rifle shots cracked in the heavy rain; tracer bullets whistled overhead, ricocheting off rocks and scudding into the soil and mud; machine guns rattled incessantly, while loud, angry artillery fire continued to boom out of the blackness.
Fear and dread permeated the dark, misty air of Kiska. The young soldiers had been imbued by their officers with intense fear of the mysterious Japanese soldiers, and in the darkness and fog they expected to be bayoneted at any moment. As the gray sky brightened over the bleak landscape the next morning, Eddy and the men around him awoke to the realization of what had happened.
In the confusion of the previous night, American and Canadian soldiers had fired at each other. Light rain continued to fall, but one by one, the soldiers eased themselves out of their holes to stretch their legs in a kind of exhausted daze before taking cover again.
Radios broadcast static-filled casualty reports, and soldiers began to shout from hole to hole to see if friends had survived the night. Kohlman, meanwhile, sought out a nearby officer and told him that he had not heard any Japanese weapons.
Kohlman explained to the lieutenant that he knew those weapons well, and he was certain none had been fired during the night. The frustrated corporal returned to his cold, muddy foxhole, convinced that neither the army nor navy brass knew who or what they were fighting.
Robert Parker came within a whisper of adding to the death count during that sober second day on Kiska. Walking alone through the blanketing fog to rejoin his unit after escorting an infantry company to a new position, Parker was startled when the figure of a single soldier suddenly materialized out of the mist. He had nearly shot it out with company mate Paul Dunn. Their nerves remained shaken by the close call for the rest of the day, a condition not helped by the renewed shooting that filled the second night.
By the morning of August 17, 48 hours after the start of the invasion, bodies of fallen soldiers had been wrapped in their ponchos and laid aside until they could be carried back down to the beach. The exhausted men began to mutter disgustedly that the Japanese had somehow figured out a way to make themselves invisible. They had to be routed, and before mounting another assault, the Allied forces needed to know precisely where the enemy was.
After thoroughly searching the area for signs of life and hidden booby traps, the unit reported their findings, or the lack of them, by radio. The men had good reason for their doubts. In retrospect, all the signs had been there. Japanese radio on Kiska had gone off the air on July 28, and American bomber pilots flying over the island since then had not received a single round of antiaircraft fire. Still, Rear Admiral Thomas Kinkaid had ordered the invasion to go on as planned.
For the troops on the ground, confirmation of the shocking truth came as a kind of final blow after witnessing the miserable conditions and the loss of at least 20 fellow soldiers. The lone enemy casualty was a Japanese soldier found dead of natural causes. The massive effort had been unnecessary, diverting essential funds, ships, and soldiers from other fronts where the war truly raged. For the men of the 87th, the introduction to combat had been disastrous in every respect.
Although considered an elite fighting force, they had been humiliated in their initial foray, not by the enemy but by themselves. As the spent and shaken men wandered aimlessly about, they seemed sick at heart. Three men waded into the cold water and emerged holding fat and flopping salmon.