Re: Swings and Roundabouts ...... Dirty Tricks and Tragic Shenanigans
"Micro Focus" - two words. But, yeah, we own it. I've seen an internal demo and the tech looks like it has potential, but (speaking as someone who's done a little research into the use of ML for extracting information from unstructured data) not astonishingly revolutionary. Some surprises and what looks like a lot of hard work, but in line with what I've seen in the published research. Like most commercial software, in other words.
I know there have been comments by Autonomy users in previous Reg stories about the firm, citing various difficulties with using the software. Again, that's not surprising. The products I work on aren't all that easy to use either, to be honest. Also like most software.
In short, it wasn't buried, by HPE or by the US government. Still available, still under development.