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Facebook won't change React.js license despite Apache developer pain


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This really has nothing to do with the BSD license, but everything to do with the + Patents slapped on top of it.

It essentially means that if you sue (or countersue) Facebook or partners for any patents breaches, also if completely unrelated to the software licensed, you loose your grant. That is a severe handicap to anyone dependent on e.g. React or any of its libraries. This will of course also be a problem if you depend on a library or program that depends on them (e.g. an Apache project, which is why ASF is marking it Cat-X).

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