Last Updated on August 4, 2023 by Bitfinsider
According to Alex Gluchowski, co-founder and CEO of Matter Labs, the business behind zkSync, charges from Polygon that it largely copied the latter’s open-source code without proper acknowledgement “could not be further from the truth.”
Polygon claimed that Matter Labs’ most recent release, Boojum, contained code from Polygon’s Plonky2, a zero knowledge technology. Despite the fact that the Plonky2 system is open source, Matter Labs did not provide correct attribution, according to Polygon. This code was used in Boojum, a zero-knowledge proof system running on the zkSync Era mainnet.
“Today’s accusations are unfounded, misleading, and extremely disappointing coming from a team I highly respect,” Gluchowski stated in a tweet. He previously stated that the team credited Polygon in the first line of the Boojum module.
Polygon issued a blog post titled “Protect the Open Source Ethos” earlier today, stating that “copying and pasting source code without attribution and making misleading claims about the original work is against the open source ethos and harms the ecosystem.” While anyone is free to adapt open source code, they must provide credit to the original creators, according to Polygon.
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