Reply to post: Re: we've become a larger target for meritless patent litigation

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

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Re: we've become a larger target for meritless patent litigation

It's also complete and utter bullshit. The rocksDB team, also out of Facebook, were the ones who triggered this Cat X process. They managed to relicense the project to dual Apache/GPL2.0 within 36 hours of it being flagged.

Both the Apache and GPL licenses contain robust protections against patent litigation. Including the +PATENTS clause is vindictive nonsense crafted by legal types with no understanding of the open source world.

It's a pity, because this will likely kill React as a commonly used framework.

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