New Zealander claims many early shareholders of Facebook knew Mark Zuckerberg used Leader Technologies’ actual source code to start Facebook
BY DONNA KLINE | June 28, 2012 | PITTSBURGH BUSINESS REPORT (PBR)
A New Zealander named David London has come forward with explosive information. If true, it reveals that Mark Zuckerberg, in collusion with others, copied Leader Technologies’ actual source code in late 2003 to start Facebook. PBR flew London to the United States for an interview on this blog. I asked him to swear out an affidavit and take a lie detector test on key questions conducted by a widely-respected polygraph expert. He passed.
Fig. 1 – Donna Kline’s interview with New Zealander David London. This is a small sample of the stories yet to come.
London swore out his affidavit in Ohio, and Leader Technologies’ Chairman & Founder Michael McKibben yesterday filed a motion in Ohio courts making reference to it. Here’s Exhibit D – Affidavit of David London that includes the polygraph results. McKibben said that he did not know Mr. London prior to his trip to the States and he is simultaneously “shocked,” “saddened” and in another way “not surprised.”
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Fig. 2 – Affidavit of David J. London, Exhibit D, Edward B. Detwiler et al (incl. Benjamin S. Zacks), v. Leader Technologies, Inc., 09-CV-6857 (Franklin County (Ohio) C.P. 2009), Judge Laurel Beatty.
“Zuckerberg’s creation story never made sense,” said McKibben. “For example, he testified in the Winklevoss twins case that he built the whole system in ‘one to two weeks.’ We wonder why the mainstream media has never picked up on this preposterous assertion. Even the fastest programmer in the world cannot program that fast, unless he is simply tweeking someone else’s work. We had 145,000 man-hours and $10 million into our platform by then.”
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McKibben continued, “Mr. London’s specific knowledge of non-public facts like the timing of the debugging of our source code and other business information from 2003 is too detailed to be fabricated.”
London’s involvement and his knowledge of the beginnings of Facebook fill in the gaps in the story. How many knew about Facebook’s copying of Leader’s actual source code? It appears many in Facebook did.
Now we know how Zuckerberg was able to get Facebook up and running in “one to two weeks” while studying for Harvard finals in January of 2004. He could only do that if he had obtained an already-developed platform as his foundation.
McKibben said, “It is a sad day for innovation in America when an inventor and his investors must chase around liars and thieves for more than a decade, like we have had to do with Facebook. It is even sadder when a citizen of New Zealand has more honesty than the whole lot of Americans and Russians involved in Facebook’s dealings.”
I asked London why he waited so long to come forward. He said that since 2004, he has solicited the help of various individuals including prominent members of the media (who had access to his information but never credited it in their stories). He explained that airline tickets from New Zealand to the United States cost thousands of dollars, and even if he flew here, “Who would I have talked to? Until you, no one would listen to my story.” (This comment was in reference to my follow-up email when Mr. London first posted a comment on my blog.)
Did Leader have one or two rogue employees who collaborated with Zuckerberg? McKibben said that it is inconceivable to him that people in his company would be brazen enough to collude with outsiders when one of Leader’s directors was the author of the Federal Trade Secrets Act.
McKibben concluded, “I think I’ll go buy a box of kiwi fruit in honor of David London.”
Stay tuned. This story has only begun.
P.S. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have information about this story. Alternatively, Leader has established an anonymous Facebook Tip Line at (419) 395-9150.
^  Edward B. Detwiler et al (incl. Benjamin S. Zacks), v. Leader Technologies, Inc., Case No. 09-CV-6857 (Franklin County (Ohio) C.P. 2009), Judge Laurel Beatty (incl. Exhibit D, Affidavit of David London).
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