Affinity Engines sues Google over Orkut code

Affinity Engines, the company founded by Orkut.com creator Orkut Buyukkokten shortly after he graduated from Stanford, has filed suit against Google, alleging that much of the code for Orkut.com is Affinity Engines’ proprietary code. The suit claims that Buyukkokten was still in possession of the source code when he left Affinity Engines, and that he used it as the basis for much of the Orkut.com site.

While I’m certainly willing to wait to let a jury decide, the charge made in the suit that Orkut.com has nine identical bugs to those that have been found in Affinity Engines’ inCircle product is pretty damning evidence.