Re: This is still HP's fault
"... hold HP completely responsible ..."
"... had the time and power to do due diligence ..."
"... people in HP that were dead against the whole deal ..."
Exactly, there's really no two ways about it.
Like I've said before: it is quite obvious that HP's top brass screwed up.
Jumped in without looking first, trying to trump Oracle, ignoring all those who firmly opposed the deal and now they're needing someone to blame for the pool not having quite enough water.
Now, it would seem that in the US you can more or less file a lawsuit for just about anything you consider to be a legitimate grievance and actually be accepted in court, apparently with no limits to your (legal) imagination.
How is it that this scandal has not become the object of a huge shareholder/class-action suit against all those involved?
I mean, 8.8 billion is a number you do not play the fool with, yours or not.
Such a lawsuit should put things straight very quickly.