CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Soon after Glueck's exit, he and Peace met up again in a hallway outside the committee room, and Peace continued to harangue the Oracle executive about testifying. Glueck appeared not to respond, and he later refused to comment on the exchange. Glueck told reporters that he would appear before the committee if he received a formal request. The clash follows a flurry of angry letters and press conferences in recent days between Oracle executives and the committee's chairman, Assemblyman Dean Florez. After Oracle sent a formal complaint to Florez, blasting the way he was conducting the hearings, Florez fired off a letter to Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison characterizing the accusations as "utter nonsense" and "false." Oracle then had a hastily called press conference that criticized Florez's letter, and Florez in turn called his own press conference.
On Tuesday, Peace said Florez had the support of the committee and called Oracle's letter and press conference "the latest twist in Oracle's bizarre behavior" toward Florez, Meanwhile, Debbie Leibrock, chief of the technology investment review unit for the California finance department, testified for a second time before the committee, She reiterated her earlier testimony that she had raised concerns about the contract with her boss, Finance Director Tim Gage, who was one of six officials to recommend the deal, She said she had questioned whether California would, as Oracle claimed, ride with the mob iphone case save more than $100 million during the six- to 10-year contract..
Leibrock also said she worried that the state agencies signing the deal had not yet verified Oracle's estimates on the amount of software that would be needed to establish a statewide enterprise licensing agreement. Signing off "on the fly"She said Tuesday that she had sent e-mail to Gage on May 30, 2001, recommending that the state wait on the contract, only to learn that Gage signed off on a recommendation to the governor's office the next day. May 31 also happens to be the end of Oracle's fiscal year.
"I was very surprised," she told the committee, "I was not expecting Tim to sign the (recommendation).", She ride with the mob iphone case said Gage sent her e-mail that acknowledged that it had been unusual to sign off on such a large deal "on the fly.", Gage began his testimony under questioning by Florez by reiterating that he was concerned about the specifics of the contract, Gage said he signed off on the deal after a lengthy discussion with Barry Keene, who was then the director of the General Services Department, Keene indicated that his department had looked at the numbers in the contract and was confident that the state could achieve significant cost-savings, despite concerns expressed by Gage's own staff, Gage testified..
Critics of the contract have noted that Oracle has long been known for sales tactics considered aggressive even in the high-stakes, high-pressure world of corporate software sales. The state auditor criticized the state's negotiators who agreed to the six-year contract--unusually long in an industry with rapidly changing technology. The audit also noted that state officials waived protection in the event Oracle lowered its prices, the purchase price didn't include software upgrades and the state purchased far more Oracle licenses than it had employees to use them.