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Holly wood produc ers fight over the rights to s hoot this movie. Here's a brief s ummary : In 2005, SAP
bought TomorrowNow (TN), a s mall c ompany that provides ERP s oftware maintenanc e and s ervic es for
Orac le's ERP produc ts —at 50 perc ent off Orac le's pric es . Of c ours e, TN's s ervic es c ould work equally
as well for SAP's produc ts (but we were s uppos ed to ignore that). W e have c ome to find out that not
every one at SAP thought the TomorrowNow ac quis ition was a good idea.
Flas h forward to 2007: Orac le alleges that SAP (via TN) "has c ompiled an illegal library of Orac le's
c opy righted s oftware c ode and other materials ." A nas ty laws uit unfolded (and is s till going s trong) and
SAP abruptly s hut down TN in 2008.
Meanwhile, a former TN c ofounder (Seth Ravin) formed his own TN-lik e c ompany (Rimini Street) and has
been s c ooping up all the former TN bus ines s . And, oh by the way , in addition to the Orac le ERP
produc ts his c ompany already s ervic es , he's going to s t...
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