On Thursday, police reportedly raided the Moscow office of the web server company NGINX, and the authorities are said to have detained two of of the company’s cofounders.
NGINX was acquired by F5 Networks earlier this year for $670 million.
This raid happened soon after the parent company behind Russian search engine giant Rambler reportedly filed a copyright claim over NGINX’s web server code.
NGINX cofounder Igor Sysoev wrote the original web server code while he was working for Rambler in the 2000s, and made it available as open source in 2004.
An F5 Networks spokesperson said that “Russian police came to the NGINX Moscow office,” but declined to comment further, saying the company is still gathering the facts.
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Earlier on Thursday, Russian police raided the Moscow office of NGINX (pronounced “Engine-X”), a web server company that was acquired earlier this year by F5 Networks, ZDNet’s Catalin Cimpanu reported.