Court finds for Arista in EOS suit with co-founder

A California court has found in favor of Arista Networks in a software ownership lawsuit filed by its co-founder.

In a preliminary ruling, the California Superior Court, Santa Clara County found that OptumSoft, a company started by Arista co-founder David Cheriton, does not own Arista code developed to work with royalty-free licensed software. That software is OptumSoft’s TACC — Types, Attributes and Constraints Compiler — a platform for developing modular or distributed applications or systems, a key functionality Arista markets as a differentiator for it EOS operating system software.

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A California court has found in favor of Arista Networks in a software ownership lawsuit filed by its co-founder.

In a preliminary ruling, the California Superior Court, Santa Clara County found that OptumSoft, a company started by Arista co-founder David Cheriton, does not own Arista code developed to work with royalty-free licensed software. That software is OptumSoft’s TACC -- Types, Attributes and Constraints Compiler -- a platform for developing modular or distributed applications or systems, a key functionality Arista markets as a differentiator for it EOS operating system software.

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