Judge Says Oracle Breached Contract in H-P Lawsuit

The judge hearing the lawsuit between Hewlett-Packard and Oracle has ruled that the software giant is bound by its commitment to continue making software that is compatible with Intel’s Itanium server chip. The ruling in a Santa Clara County Superior Court found that Oracle breached a contract it agreed to in 2010 when it said it would continue making software for certain HP servers that use the Itanium chip.