Having agreed to maintain its strategic relationship with HP and support of their shared customer base, by continuing to offer its product suite on HP platforms, Oracle six months later announced that its next product releases would not be available for HP computers. This decision holds that the announcement was a present breach of the parties’ agreement, not an anticipatory repudiation that HP later waived by accepting Oracle’s release of HP-compatible programs 18 months later. The purpose of the parties’ agreement was to reassure existing and potential customers of each firm that the two would continue working together. The announcement presently undermined that purpose and so represented a present breach of contract, even though Oracle wouldn’t release its new products until later. Taylor v. Johnston (1975) 15 Cal.3d 130 is distinguished as dealing with a truly anticipatory repudiation which the plaintiff waived by accepting the defendant’s post-repudiation offer of a cure.