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Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license

Donn Bly

Do you have software patents?

In this case, the difference in license only comes into play if you have patents that you and you accuse Facebook of violating them. If you don't have patents, and most software developers don't, then there IS no difference between their derivative license and the OSI approved one.

I see this more of a poorly executed way to preemptively protect themselves against patent trolls, but since it could be used as a weapon against legitimate patent holders it is bad news and should go away in its current form.

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