It has come to our attention that Elastic has filed a lawsuit against floragunn in the Northern District of California. Elastic claims in its public announcement that floragunn GmbH has copied "multiple and critical portions of Elastic’s X-Pack proprietary security source code into its Search Guard product". Furthermore, Elastic claims that "it was necessary for floragunn to intentionally decompile that code to enable the copying and creation of derivative works".
Floragunn sees no basis for any copyright infringement, vigorously rejects any and all of Elastic’s accusations and has consistently denied such accusations from Elastic in the past. The work related to Search Guard dates back to a point of time when a security solution from Elastic was unavailable. Floragunn has put a lot of hard work and effort into Search Guard over the years.
Floragunn will vigorously defend itself and its reputation and will take all necessary legal and other actions available to counter Elastic’s accusations.
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