In a victory for open source software and more importantly, for common sense, a judge has thrown out the charges against Sergey Aleynikov, the ex-Goldmanite of Flash Boys fame who was tragically thrown in front of a kangaroo court after 'stealing' some open source code on his way out the door at 200 Wall.
- FLASH BOYS’ PROGRAMMER IN GOLDMAN THEFT HAS CHARGES TOSSED OUT
As a reminder, the 'theft' was essentially inconsequential and amounted to what Michael Lewis likened to the programmer equivalent of someone taking their notebook with them after their last day on the job.
Nevertheless, Aleynikov was arrested and tried by a court that hadn't the faintest conception of HFT or of programming in general.
Aleynikov wins. Judge dismisses— Matthew Goldstein (@MattGoldstein26) July 6, 2015
Courthouse victory celebration. pic.twitter.com/r2DgaHJ5C9— Matthew Goldstein (@MattGoldstein26) July 6, 2015