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Goldman Sachs and Open Source

> What they are talking about is over turning a conviction, That is not the same as being found innocent.

ianal but that's exactly what it means when the Court reverses a conviction and enters a ruling of acquittal.

> The reason for holding is to see if the DA plans to appeal

They're not holding him, "the court ruled that he should be released from jail immediately.

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I notice that Aleynikov claimed to have used a mix of propriatry and open source code. I trust that Goldman Sachs is in compliance with the licence.

"A defense lawyer, Kevin Marino, argued in his opening statement that Aleynikov intended to strip out pieces of open- source software"

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-30/ex-goldman-programmer-sergey-aleynikov-s-theft-trial-begins-in-new-york.html

"During a two-week trial, Marino told jurors that his client was merely trying to copy parts of the company’s software that were taken from public software codes".

http://articles.boston.com/2012-02-17/news/31072307_1_trade-secrets-sergey-aleynikov-appeals-court

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