According to the release, Rambler management decided that the rights of the Internet holding were violated, in 2011, but the Cypriot Lynwood Investments CY Ltd. filed a claim with law enforcement agencies, as the Rambler Group in 2015 ceded to it the right to bring claims and claims in this proceeding. The lawyers of the Cypriot company analyzed “about a thousand pages of documents, files and official correspondence related to the participation of Rambler in the development of the Nginx software product”. “These documents may indicate the existence of legal grounds for concluding a violation of Rambler’s rights,” the release emphasizes.
According to the UK registry on April 28, 2018, Lynwood Investments CY Ltd. owned by Alpha Global (PTC) from the British Virgin Islands. Beneficiary - Nikolay Mamut. The name is also the son of Alexander Mamut, and Interfax called him the beneficiary of Lynwood Investments CY Ltd.
How Nginx was created
Sysoyev was a system administrator at Rambler from 2000 to 2011, and began working on Nginx in 2002. Nginx is an open-source web server, that is, the program (and the server on which it is installed) that provides sites . The web server accepts requests from users ’browsers and gives them HTML pages, images and files. Today, a third of all sites operate on the Nginx web server, among the company's clients Yandex, Mail.ru Group, Netflix, and others. Since 2011, Nginx has raised about $ 104 million from various venture investors, including Goldman Sachs and the fund Runa Capital, and in March 2019 it was acquired by F5 Networks for $ 670 million.
Konovalov called the searches "stupid, straightforward racket." He linked the persecution with the sale of Nginx to the American F5 Networks - a $ 670 million deal was closed in the spring. In a conversation with Vedomosti, the founder of Nginx noted that since the founding of Nginx in 2011, none of the Rambler Group have contacted him. F5 Networks called the claims against Sysoev and Konovalov senseless and said that it had taken measures to ensure the security of its products and codes - all of them are stored on servers outside of Russia.