It just gets juicier. Just after Oracle hired HP's ousted CEO Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard is suing Hurd, claiming that puts HP trade secrets and confidentiality agreements in jeopardy, reports ZDNet.
There's nothing approaching a noncompete in Hurd's separation agreement, and HP's demands that HP be allowed to control all future actions of its ex-employee in perpetuity are simply laughable.
Salmon also says:
[HP} definitely needs ... a grown-up who can tell these people to put away their silly squabbles and concentrate on actually running their business. This lawsuit might be a distraction for Hurd, but it's going to be much more of a distraction in HP's executive suite. Basta. Please.
But as fellow blogger Lora Bentley put it to me, "Is anyone even remotely shocked?"