Expert Says Goldman Code Contained Open-Source Software
Dec 10, 2010, 13:04 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Federal prosecutors have alleged that Sergey Aleynikov secretly
copied Goldman Sachs's confidential source code for its
high-frequency trading platform in his last days at the investment
bank and uploaded it to a server in Germany. Prosecutors have
alleged that Mr. Aleynikov intended to use it to build a similar
trading platform at his new employer, Teza Technologies LLC.
"Benjamin Goldberg, an associate professor in New York
University's computer science department, testified that the
downloaded code he examined contained 'lots of open source
Open-source, or freely available, code and Goldman's proprietary
code were 'all mixed together' in the downloaded material, Mr.